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August 31, 2012 Sustainability: Water, the fight against wasting “Blue Gold” begins with agricultureSource: Ground Rewport.com
The growing demand for water is closely linked to the continuous increase in food production, and water pollution that renders enormous amounts of water unsuitable even for industrial uses. But the way to reduce our "water...
August 14, 2012 A Closer Look at Extreme Drought in a Warming ClimateSource: NY Times
The extraordinarily hot, dry summer in the American heartland has seen higher temperatures, so far, than any single year during the devastating 1930s dry spell described in the Son House tune in the video above [performed by my...
August 7, 2012 UT study sees link of wells, quakesSource: Houston Chronicle
Most recent earthquakes in North Texas happened close to injection wells used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling in the region, according to new research. A two-year study by the University of Texas at Austin also...
August 7, 2012 Sustainability: It's in the WaterSource: Just Means
Water is a precious commodity and it has become a central sustainability issue with concepts such as "water footprint" and "embedded water" quickly catching up with carbon in terms of importance. Companies are central to water...
Source: Summit County Voice
massive Las Vegas water grab aimed at siphoning 37 billion gallons from underground aquifers could destroy more than 137,000 acres of wildlife habitat by lowering groundwater tables — by up to 200 feet in many areas.
August 3, 2012 New poll shows Californians split on frackingSource: LA Times
Californians are split on a controversial method of oil extraction called hydraulic fracturing, according to a new statewide poll. A survey by the Public Policy Institute of California, released Wednesday, found that most...
July 31, 2012 Century of Drought May Be AheadSource: Livescience.com
A drought that gripped western North America from 2000 to 2004 was the worst since the Middle Ages, but such extreme conditions may become normal during the next 100 years, finds a new study.
July 30, 2012 The HSBC Water Programme: a $100m community investmentSource: Malta Independent
According to a new study commissioned by HSBC, almost half the world’s population will be living with water scarcity by 2025 unless effective measures are taken. In recognition of this looming water problem, HSBC is investing...
July 27, 2012 Report shows drought in middle of US rapidly intensifying, with little relief in sightSource: Washington Post
ST. LOUIS — The widest drought to grip the United States in decades is getting worse with no signs of abating, a new report warned Thursday, as state officials urged conservation and more ranchers considered selling cattle.
Source: American Rivers.org
American Rivers’ new Money Pit report shines a spotlight on recent water supply reservoir projects that have left local communities in Georgia burdened by the expense and debt from building, or trying to build, these major water...
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