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100 million Indians live in areas with poor water quality

ImageThe quality and supply of water in India is under threat as the world's second-most populous country struggles with pollution and falling groundwater levels. DW talks to WRI's Tien Shiao on India's water challenges.


Nicaragua canal connects oceans, divides people

Nicaragua's government is building a massive canal that will connect the Pacific and Caribbean. Canal critics fear there will be confiscations of land, environmental mayhem and a job boom that will bypass the locals.


Obama vetoes Keystone XL oil pipeline legislation

US President Barack Obama has vetoed legislation that would have green-lighted the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The project has been a bone of contention between environmentalists and the oil industry for years.


Drop in Kenyan tourism could harm sea turtles

What do Ebola and terrorism have to do with turtles? Along the Kenyan coast, quite a bit. Both are causing numbers of tourists to drop - and the impacts on wildlife conservation could be severe.


Why hunt for food if you can steal it?

Animals stealing food from other animals isn't unusual. But some also gang up on humans.