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Joris Leverink: Water Politics

Mesopotamia, the “Land of Two Rivers,” cradle of modern civilization and currently home to probably as many conflicts as there are ethnic groups, religious factions and nation states

Sean Buchanan: G7’s Coal Addiction Behind Hunger

As heads of state and government of the G7 states prepare for their Jun. 7-8 summit in Germany, Oxfam has released a new report titled Let Them Eat Coal which they may find hard to digest

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Juan Cole: Green Energy Surging and you’ll never Guess Why

The adoption of wind and solar for electricity generation around the world is happening at a growing pace, and the likelihood is that it will displace hydrocarbons in fifteen to twenty years

Joris Leverink: Water Politics in the Land of Two Rivers

Source of life, cause for conflict

Amanda Holpuch: Walmart sourcing bottled water from drought-stricken California

Residents who have faced increased water use limits amid fourth year of drought push for greater regulation of water-bottling industry

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Marina Sitrin: Fifteen Years of Community Controlled Water in Cochabamba

Marina Sitrin interviews Marcela Olivera, an activist in Bolivia’s water wars of 2000 and their ongoing legacy

Shepherd Bliss: Big Wine Blasted at North Coast California Gathering

Since it takes about 30 gallons of water to produce one glass of wine, extensive water use by wineries as events centers was a major concern of the gathering

Shepherd Bliss: Big Wine Fails to Dry Farm During California’s Relentless Drought

It is unfair to mandate people and other businesses to conserve water and allow Big Ag and Big Wine to consume as much as they want, for free.

MintPress News Desk: Baltimore Shutting Off Water To Thousands

Baltimore is the latest city to crack down on unpaid residential water bills, despite concerns that the practice violates basic human rights. Meanwhile, the city’s corporate debtors continue to run their taps unaffected.

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Kathy Kelly: Crosscurrents

By the time I leave Kentucky’s federal prison center, where I’m an inmate with a 3 month sentence, the world’s 12th largest city may be without water. Estimates put the water reserve of Sao Paulo, a city of 20 million people, at 60 days

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