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April 17, 2014 Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the state

Source: Mercury News

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels...

April 9, 2014 New book on fracking illuminates pros, cons

Source: Telegram.com

The once-obscure oil and gas drilling process known as fracking has generated hundreds of billions of dollars and considerable dissent, as communities and experts argue over how to balance the vast amounts of money at stake with...

April 9, 2014 California’s San Joaquin River Is Nation’s Most Endangered in 2014, Conservation Group Says

Source: Circle of Blue

Because of an outdated system of dams, levees, and water diversions as well as a potential change in its management plan, California’s San Joaquin River is the nation’s most endangered waterway in 2014, according to American...

April 3, 2014 Less rainfall not the only risk factor in widespread drought, study shows

CBS News - This will further compound the consequences of climate change laid out in the United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî's most recent report. Released on March 31, the report concluded that...

March 25, 2014 PepsiCo's First Water Report Sets the Bar for Stewardship

GreenBiz - PepsiCo offered a detailed glimpse of its efforts today with the launch of its inaugural water report, which also coincides with îStockholm International Water Instituteî's World Water Week taking place...

March 5, 2014 Report: Fracking likely to exacerbate water shortages

Boulder Weekly - Itâs a bad combination, according to a recent report issued by îCeresî, a nonprofit devoted to promoting corporate responsibility and îsustainabilityî leadership. The report,...

March 5, 2014 Americans use twice as much water as they think they do, study says - text/video

Source: LA Times

Americans use twice the amount of water they think they do, and appear to be particularly oblivious about how much H2O they flush down the toilet on a daily basis, according to new research.

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...

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