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The restoration's goal is to put as much of the Kissimmee as possible back to the way it was. This photo shows the river after restoration. Courtesy the South Florida Water Management District hide caption

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The Kissimmee: A River Recurved

In Florida, a key river is undergoing the largest environmental restoration effort in the world. But when complete, a looming water shortage means the river's waters still face an uncertain future.

Many rural California residents rely on private wells for tap water — wells that are starting to dry up. Jeremy Raff/KQED hide caption

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As Their Wells Run Dry, California Residents Blame Thirsty Farms

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Chef Ottolenghi Makes The Case For 'Plenty More' Vegetables

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Student demonstrators don't want to fall behind on their studies, so volunteers built them an outdoor study hall. Some of the desks are built into the concrete highway divider. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protesters

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Nurses check on newborns in the Hello Kitty-designed maternity ward at the Hau Sheng Hospital in Taiwan in 2009. Wally Santana/AP hide caption

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9 Lives And Counting: Hello Kitty Turns 40

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Scottish-American soprano Mary Garden (1874-1967) portrayed Goethe's character Gretchen, known as Marguerite in Charles Gounod's opera Faust. Bettmann/CORBIS hide caption

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After 200 Years, A Schubert Song Still Resonates

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The restoration's goal is to put as much of the Kissimmee as possible back to the way it was. This photo shows the river after restoration. Courtesy the South Florida Water Management District hide caption

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The Kissimmee: A River Re-Curved

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