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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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Oil Glut Sends Crude Prices Tumbling and Hammers U.S. Producers

Supply is outstripping demand by more than 2 million barrels per day — and that's before Iran starts selling more crude in the wake of the landmark nuclear deal with Washington.

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Amid Decisive Talks With Creditors, Ukraine Tries to Secure Its Economic Future

To bring in investment, Kiev is opening up its state-owned companies to investors as part of a privatization push. But the investment pitch risks falling on deaf ears.

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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.

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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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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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