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December 27, 2013 Study: Fracking saves water

Source: Daily Caller

Hydraulic fracturing conserves water compared to other energy-generation methods, according to a recent study that undermines claims by fracking opponents. Bridget Scanlon and a team of researchers at the Bureau of Economic...

December 26, 2013 For crops, water shortage could double effect of climate change

Source: Futurity

Shortages of freshwater used for irrigation may double the detrimental effects of climate change on agriculture, according to a new analysis that combines climate, agricultural, and hydrological models. Researchers say a warmer...

December 24, 2013 Global warming will intensify drought, says new study

Source: Guardian

When scientists think about climate change, we often focus on long term trends and multi-year averages of various climate measures such as temperature, ocean heat, sea level, ocean acidity, and ice loss. But, what matters most in...

December 17, 2013 Water Scarcity Seen Worsening as Climate Changes, Study Shows

Source: Bloomberg

Climate change will increase the number of people at risk of absolute water scarcity by 40 percent this century, according to a German institute. Ten in 100 will have less than 500 cubic meters (132,000 gallons) of water...

December 16, 2013 Dry Planet - Water Stress by Country (interactive map)

Source: Slate

The Aqueduct Project of the World Resources Institute has released the first ever index ranking countries by “water stress”—the ratio of water being withdrawn to available supply. The map below—(interactive version here) shows...

December 10, 2013 These 11 Cities May Completely Run Out Of Water Sooner Than You Think

Source: Huff Post

A recent report from NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences does not alleviate those fears. It showed that nearly one in 10 watersheds in the U.S. is "stressed," with demand for water exceeding...

December 9, 2013 Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor in Aquifers

Source: Las Vegas Guardian Express

According to a recent press release from Flinders University, scientists have now discovered sizable freshwater reserves underneath the seabed on the continental shelves around the world. It is estimated that a staggering 500,000...

December 2, 2013 Arab Water Crisis to affect human development: UNDP report

Source: aawsat.net

London—The Arab world is facing an escalating water crisis that demands quick answers in order to avoid major humanitarian consequences, a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) report warned this week. The report, entitled...

November 15, 2013 Surprises flow from new water reports

GreenBiz - The past few weeks marked measurable progress in understanding water risk, the development of water stewardship strategies and collective action, thanks in large part to the release of the CDP Global 500 Water Report...

November 8, 2013 California Mercury Water Contamination Will Worsen With Climate Change: Study

Source: Huff Post

SAN FRANCISCO -- High in the Sierra Nevada, the Yuba River winds through the northeastern mountains of California. The area, just west of Tahoe National Forest, is home to dense forests, crystal-blue lakes and hills that sparkle...

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