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September 29, 2015 Global Water Crisis Is Wrong, Tragic and UnnecessarySource: Huff Post
If you don't know about the water crisis, you should. About 2.5 billion people are affected. They lack clean water and a toilet. Each day, kids miss school, moms walk miles and families get sick from unsafe water. And too many...
September 24, 2015 Water shortage is one of the top global risks, how can we avert it?Source: The Guardian
Unsustainable levels of water are being extracted from many of the world’s fresh water ecosystems: up to 80%-90% of water is already being used in many arid and semi-arid river basins where water is scarce, according to the World...
September 17, 2015 The 5 Trends Behind the Water CrisisSource: Business2Community.com
The San Joaquin Valley in California is the epicenter of high- end agriculture, with more grapes, oranges, peaches, vegetables, almonds, and pistachios produced there than anywhere else in the US. But already parts of the Valley...
September 3, 2015 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisanceSource: Reuters
The extent to which cities are making natural infrastructure an integral part of their water management plans is new, says Katie Arkema, senior scientist at the Natural Capital Project, an early proponent of resilient...
Source: The State Press
To its credit, Arizona is one of the best-prepared states for drought in the nation. As early as 1980, the state legislature enacted policies to support water conservation and sustainable water supply. The state legislature has...
July 24, 2015 Isaac Orr: No, fracking isn't causing earthquakesSource: Grand Forks Herald
The increase in earthquakes in these two states likely is due to the disposing of wastewater generated during the hydraulic fracturing process, not the fracturing process itself. The U.S. Geological Survey has stated, "Hydraulic...
July 14, 2015 The most amazing truth about California's water crisisSource: American Thinker
In the summer of 2002, shortly before I was elected to Congress, I sat through an eye-opening meeting with representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council... they told me something astonishing:
July 2, 2015 Steering Toward Sustainability: How California’s New Groundwater Law Can Help Us From Driving Off a CliffSource: Union of Concerned Scientists Blog
According to new research by NASA, many of the world’s biggest aquifers are being depleted at a much faster rate than they can be replenished, and California’s Central Valley is among the worst. As we all know, California is in...
June 25, 2015 California Is Running On EmptySource: NewsWeek
A 40 million person California is an iffy place. It is entirely dependent on a sophisticated, man-created infrastructure of dams, reservoirs, canals, pumps, freeways, rail lines, airports and schools and universities.
California's water crisis is the disaster everybody saw coming but nobody had the political will to stop. It's the byproduct of a broken system that's dominated by self-serving elites and misguided ideologues. Or so says Joel...
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