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Egypt's Pyramid Construction Secret: Just Add Water

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Dutch researchers say hauling giant blocks across the desert becomes much easier if you wet the sand first. Video provided by Newsy


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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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Trouble Downstream: Ethiopia, Egypt and the Blue Nile

Trouble Downstream: Ethiopia, Egypt and the Blue Nile

Deutsche Welle (June 24, 2013) — Egypt is casting worried looks towards the south. Ethiopia is currently building the biggest dam in Africa on the Blue Nile River, close to the border with Sudan. The plan is to use the river's vast masses of water to create energy.That could cause water shortages further up the river in Egypt, but Ethiopia says it needs to use its resources to help economic growth and attract foreign investors.
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Obama: Better Ways to Create Jobs Than Keystone Pipeline

Obama: Better Ways to Create Jobs Than Keystone Pipeline

AFP (Dec. 19, 2014) — US President Barack Obama says that construction of the Keystone pipeline would have 'very little impact' on US gas prices and believes there are 'more direct ways' to create construction jobs. Duration: 00:47 Video provided by AFP
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A Massive Wind Power Project in Egypt

A Massive Wind Power Project in Egypt

Deutsche Welle (Apr. 5, 2011) — Zafarana Wind Farm on the coast of the Red Sea in Egypt is the largest wind park in Africa, but Egypt is currently the largest emitter of carbon in Africa and the Middle East. Denmark, Germany and Spain have provided financial support for the project.
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