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The War for Mexico’s Water

Struggling with aging infrastructure, strapped resources, and poor access, privatization is being pitched as the cure to Mexico's water woes. But will it leave people high and dry?

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Saudi Arabia in the North Sea

The chilly waters of northern Scotland have become the testing ground for the next generation of green energy. If the engineers can pull it off.

ChinaFile

Beijing Is Finally Getting Serious About Climate Change

And as the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, it has good reason to be, experts say.

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U.S., China, and Brazil Make Climate Pledges Ahead of Paris Summit

Major economies, rich and poor alike, are taking serious steps to curb emissions of greenhouse gases. That’s a sea change in global efforts to fight rising temperatures.

The Cable

Supreme Court Whacks Obama’s Power Plant Rules

The judicial setback sends the administration's mercury-emissions rules back for further review. But they've already accomplished most of what they set out to do.

Passport

Solar-Powered Plane Flies Over the Pacific in Potentially Record-Breaking Flight

If Swiss pilot André Borschberg makes it, the trip will be both the longest distance a solar-powered aircraft has ever flown and the longest time a pilot has ever spent in the air on a solo flight.

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The Next Iranian Revolution

With an end to sanctions in sight, one of the world’s richest oil and gas prizes is about to open up. That makes some nervous, but has oil majors and energy-hungry countries rubbing their hands in anticipation.

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