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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...

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Resources Institute has released the first ever index ranking countries by “water stress”—the ratio of water being withdrawn to available supply.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...

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