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An Entire Capitol City Drying Up
A Yemeni water trader profiled in a recent Reuters investigation explains that even though his well is 1,300 ft deep, he's hardly extracting any water at all. The same goes for wells that ar...Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Possibly More to Come
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with other city officials, announced that the parts of Broadway that were closed last spring will become permanent pedestrian plazas, and that more might be added. Bloomberg said that "a reduction in injuries to pedestrians and motorists, along with a warm response from merchants and tourists, had persuaded him."...Read the full story on TreeHugger

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