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China's Water Megaproject Threatens Flood of Problems

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October 28, 2013
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Water has begun flowing through a multi-billion-dollar pipeline from the vast Yangtze river to the parched cities of the north, but environmentalists say the project could have untold consequences.


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Spain: The Battle Over Water

Spain: The Battle Over Water

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 21, 2013) — As a result of the economic crisis, many municipalities in Spain have sold their public water utilities to private companies. Now some local communities are finding out that the water supply networks are no longer being maintained properly and that water quality is on the decline. By the end of the year, about 60 percent of water utility management will be partly or entirely in private hands, making Spain the frontrunner in water privatization within Europe. Some experts are already calling it a "water bubble, and communities that are still trying to sell their water utilities are no longer able to obtain top prices. Now some communities are trying to regain public control over their water supply.
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In Borneo Jungle, Natives Stand Up Against Malaysian Dams

In Borneo Jungle, Natives Stand Up Against Malaysian Dams

AFP (Nov. 26, 2013) — Indigenous people in Borneo rise up against the construction of a mega dam which threatens to flood 200 square kilometres of precious rainforest and hundreds of villages.
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Qat Habit Drains Yemen's Precious Groundwater

Qat Habit Drains Yemen's Precious Groundwater

AFP (May 14, 2014) — Mountainous Yemen is blessed with more water than its Arabian desert neighbours but the national passion for the stimulant plant qat threatens to exhaust that precious resource. Duration: 02:37 Video provided by AFP
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Yangtze River

Yangtze River

National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) — China’s Yangtze River is home to some of the world’s most spectacular whitewater, but plans to dam the river for hydropower threatens to alter the river’s natural landscape. National Geographic Young Explorer Trip Jennings and a group of international scientists, conservationists and river enthusiasts raft 120 miles of the Yangtze’s Great Bend for what may be the last time. The team hopes the seven day journey will bring national attention to this threatened wonder before the flow of development slows the rushing waters.
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