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54 MINS AGO - Eurasia Review

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Iran’s Water Supply Challenge – OpEd

By Bijan Bonakdar & Roozbeh Aliabadi* Water has gone from being a renewable resource to a growing human security issue in Iran. The country’s most important lakes and rivers are drying up at a frightening rate as climate change, poor infrastructure, shortsighted policies and a skyrocketing population send the country into crisis. Former Agriculture Minister Isa Kalantari said the water ...

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45 MINS AGO - Seattle Times

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In time of drought: no lawn, no problem for old-pro Nevada

Across the West, a chronic water shortage may yield what was once unthinkable: The American lawn, that domestic decoration greening the nation’s suburban tracts, could become an ornament of the past, at least this side of the Rockies.

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2 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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California approves first statewide seawater desalination rules

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California regulators on Wednesday adopted the first statewide rules for the permitting of seawater desalination projects that are expected to proliferate as drought-stricken communities increasingly turn to the ocean to supplement their drinking supplies. The action, which sets uniform standards for minimizing harm to marine life, was welcomed by developers of the state's ...

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3 HOURS AGO - BBC

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VIDEO: The house that can rise with flood levels

An architect in Thailand has come up with a new type of house to combat floods - one that rises with the water levels.

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4 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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California Governor Brown tells critics of water project: 'Shut up'

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday delivered a spirited defense of his controversial proposals to shore up California's water system, which is straining under years of drought and population growth. Brown's impassioned argument in favor of mandatory conservation, desalination and water recycling plants, and a massive project to funnel water from the Sacramento ...

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