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May 15, 2014 WRI Water Risk Map Launched on Bloomberg

Environmental Leader - The îWorld Resources Instituteîâs Aqueduct Overall Water Risk map is now integrated with Bloombergâs interactive mapping platform, BMAP, and is available to the more than 320,000...

April 25, 2014 Study links California drought to global warming

Source: SF Gate

WASHINGTON (AP) — While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying...

April 24, 2014 New York City Flood Risk Has Risen 20-Fold Since Late 1800s, Study Says

Source: Mashable.com

The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found. It pinned part of the blame on a rising sea...

April 23, 2014 World must use renewables to avoid water and energy crisis - report

Thomson Reuters Foundation - We need to better understand the interlinkages between water and energy, we need to promote better governance to reduce dramatically the number of people without access to drinkable water, sanitation...

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Because of an outdated system of dams, levees, and water diversions as well as a potential change in its management plan, California’s San Joaquin River is the nation’s most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

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