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June 4, 2013 Water stress index 2011

Source: Prevention Web

The index, released by the risk analysis and mapping firm Maplecroft, pinpoints areas of water stress down to 10km worldwide by calculating the ratio of domestic, industrial and agricultural water consumption, against renewable...

April 2, 2013 Pharmaceutical pollution wreaks havoc on waters worldwide, say scientists

Source: Science Recorder

The authors concluded that this study is part of the growing body of evidence that suggests the U.S. should change the way it deals with waste water.

March 27, 2013 Half the length of U.S. streams and rivers in poor condition

Source: LA Times

The news from a comprehensive national survey of river and stream health is not good: Only about a fifth of the length of America’s rivers and streams is in good biological condition, while 55% is in poor shape.

February 28, 2013 Global Water Security Map Released by WRI - "Water is very complicated. It's affected by large-scale issues like climate change and globalization. International commerce moves virtual water (the water it takes to grow or produce a product) from...

February 1, 2013 Poll: New Yorkers split on fracking

Source: Washington Times

As their governor weighs whether to allow fracking, New Yorkers are evenly split on whether the controversial drilling practice should be allowed in their state. A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday shows that 43 percent support...

January 23, 2013 Andes glaciers melting with climate change

Source: UPI

GRENOBLE, France -- Glaciers in South America's Andes have been retreating at an increasing rate, which could affect the region's water supply in the near future, scientists say. Read more:...

January 10, 2013 Interagency report published on information required for short-term water management decisions

EurekAlert - Technical specialists from the Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation with NOAA's National Weather Service prepared the report as part of the Climate Change and îWater Working Groupî. It is the...

January 6, 2013 The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle - Slideshow

Source: Bloomberg

Bottled water -- clean, portable and good for you -- is the drink of choice for health-conscious consumers who balk at sugary sodas and juices.

January 3, 2013 Gas Drilling Is Called Safe in New York

Source: NY Times

ALBANY — The state’s Health Department found in an analysis it prepared early last year that the much-debated drilling technology known as hydrofracking could be conducted safely in New York, according to a copy obtained by The...

December 21, 2012 Colorado River study sees growing imbalances in water supply, demand

Source: ThomsonReuters

The Colorado River Basin in the western United States will face growing strain over the next 50 years as a result of increasing demand for water coupled with reduced supply due to climate change, according to a new study from the...

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