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UN: failure to reduce environmental risks will set back human development

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Damian Carrington
Children carry drinking water as they pass through a polluted pond in Allahabad,
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Droughts and rising sea levels could reverse efforts to improve living conditions of world's poorest people, report warns

Unchecked environmental destruction will halt – or even reverse – the huge improvements seen in the living conditions of the world's poorest people in recent decades, a major new UN report warned on Wednesday.

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Countries must plan for climate refugees - report

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Deborah Zabarenko
An internally displaced child sits in a mud oven outside his family tent at a ca
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WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The world's governments and relief agencies need to plan now to resettle millions of people expected to be displaced by climate change, an international panel of experts said on Thursday.

Resettlement related to large infrastructure development projects has been occurring for decades, with some estimates of up to 10 million people a year, said the report's lead author, Alex de Sherbinin. ... Read more about Countries must plan for climate refugees - report

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US River Basins

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Earth System Research Laboratory at NOAA

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US River Basins

US River Basins

River forecasts, weather information, climatologies and related information are available from these forecasts centers. ... Read more about US River Basins

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River basins could double food production - study

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Deborah Zabarenko
River basins could double food production - study
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* More food possible without water crisis, experts say

* Africa has greatest potential for improvement

By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Major river basins in Africa, Asia and Latin America could sustainably double food production in some of the poorest parts of the globe in the next few decades, water experts reported on Monday.

But myriad competing claims on the water -- from industry, cities and power producers among others -- may stand in the way of a big increase in food production. ... Read more about River basins could double food production - study

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Facing up to the global water crisis

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Jae So
Facing up to the global water crisis
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Some poor, politically stable countries have made great strides in access to water supply and sanitation. Water experts meeting in Stockholm called for further improvements

With rising population growth and changes in the earth's climate putting stress on the consumable 1% of the planet's water, the global water crisis risks becoming a source of cross-border conflict.

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Water systems at risk from growing demand for food - expert

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alertnet // Laurie Goering
Water systems at risk from growing demand for food - expert
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LONDON (AlertNet) – Efforts to feed an extra 2 billion people by mid-century could lead to widespread destruction of forests, wetlands and other natural systems that protect and regulate the world’s water, researchers warn.

But finding ways to boost agricultural production while protecting nature could produce big benefits, including reduced poverty and hunger in some of the world’s most fragile countries and hikes in food production that are sustainable beyond 2050. ... Read more about Water systems at risk from growing demand for food - expert

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The Global Food Crisis, Mapped

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JUSTIN GILLIS
The Global Food Crisis, Mapped
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Oxfam, the antihunger group, has been running a campaign to call attention to the global food crisis, its consequences and its potential solutions. ... Read more about The Global Food Crisis, Mapped

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Shaping The Future Of The High Plains’ Water Supply

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Contact: Layne Cameron, University Relations, Office: (517) 353-8819, Cell: (765) 748-4827, layne.cameron@ur.msu.edu; David Hyndman, Geological Sciences, Office: (517) 353-4442, ... Read more about Shaping The Future Of The High Plains’ Water Supply

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