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Research & Resources
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June 4, 2015 Warning: Oregon’s pending water crisisSource: Natural Resources Report
When it comes to water, the warning signs are all around us. California’s drought, hauntingly akin to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, presents a menu of unappetizing choices for the future.
June 3, 2015 California cities cut water use 13.5% in AprilSource: 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 changeSource: Eco-Business
Scientists warn that global warming could greatly increase the likelihood of droughts, floods and heatwaves reaching record levels of frequency and intensity.
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.
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 erodingSource: 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 RecordsSource: 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.
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
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...
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