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June 3, 2015 California cities cut water use 13.5% in April

Source: USA Today

A new report on California's water use shows some progress reducing use in the drought-parched state, helped in part by a wetter and colder April. California cities and towns used 13.5% less water in April 2015 than they did in...

May 19, 2015 Smithfield Foods Named the Top Performer in the Meat Industry in Water Management Says New Ceres Report

GlobeNewswire - The company uses Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines for public sustainability reporting, and utilized two separate tools to assess water risk both domestically and internationally: the îWorld...

May 18, 2015 Weather events taken to extremes by climate change

Source: Eco-Business

Scientists warn that global warming could greatly increase the likelihood of droughts, floods and heatwaves reaching record levels of frequency and intensity.

May 5, 2015 Trace amount of fracking fluid found in water well, study finds

Source: Lehigh Valley Live

Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.

May 5, 2015 New study links gas drilling to water contamination in NE Pa.

Source: NPR Pennsylvania

New research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows evidence of a connection between gas drilling and water contamination that occurred in Bradford County in 2010. The researchers used a new...

April 24, 2015 Ocean output rivals big nations’ GDP, but resources eroding

Source: Reuters

Economic output by the world’s oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivaling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.

April 13, 2015 California's New Era of Heat Destroys All Previous Records

Source: Bloomberg

The California heat of the past 12 months is like nothing ever seen in records going back to 1895. The 12 months before that were similarly without precedent. And the 12 months before that? A freakishly hot year, too.

April 2, 2015 These Charts Show the Horrific Conditions That Forced California Into Water Rationing

Source: Bloomberg

Here are four charts that offer a glimpse at California's predicament, which by some measures has been the worst drought in at least 1200 years

March 30, 2015 Methane in drinking water unrelated to fracking, study suggests

Source: Science Magazine

Fracking doesn’t appear to be allowing methane to seriously contaminate drinking water in Pennsylvania, a new study finds—contrary to some earlier, much publicized research that suggested a stronger link. But the lead authors of...

March 24, 2015 World Water Day overshadowed by shortage crisis

Source: The Weather Channel

A new U.N. report revealed that the world could suffer a 40 per cent shortfall in water by 2030 unless dramatic changes are made.

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