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November 15, 2013 Surprises flow from new water reports
GreenBiz - The past few weeks marked measurable progress in understanding water risk, the development of water stewardship strategies and collective action, thanks in large part to the release of the CDP Global 500 Water Report...
Source: Huff Post
SAN FRANCISCO -- High in the Sierra Nevada, the Yuba River winds through the northeastern mountains of California. The area, just west of Tahoe National Forest, is home to dense forests, crystal-blue lakes and hills that sparkle...
October 9, 2013 Water Shortage Seen Worsening on Climate Change in Potsdam StudySource: Bloomberg
Water scarcity will increase around the world due to climate change, with more than 500 million people affected if mean global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), based on modeling studies by the...
Fracking in America generated 280bn US gallons of toxic waste water last year – enough to flood all of Washington DC beneath a 22ft deep toxic lagoon, a new report out on Thursday found. The report from campaign group Environment...
Making clean drinking water globally accessible is one of the biggest challenges of this century. Yet a new study by Oxford University contends that this goal is achievable if the key elements of good governance and management...
North American Windpower - The study, conducted by the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS)-led Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative (EW3), warns that continuing down a "business as usual" path will place a...
June 4, 2013 Water stress index 2011Source: 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...
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 conditionSource: 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
greenbuildingelements.com - "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...
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