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September 4, 2014 Study: Global warming to heighten risk of Southwestern megadroughts

Source: Washington Post

Exceptional drought, the most severe category, afflicts over 58 percent of California. The current drought may be a mere sneak preview of longer lasting and more devastating drought in the coming century, according to a study...

September 3, 2014 New Survey Of The Effects Of Climate Change On India's Water Supplies Offers Hope For Water Stressed Regions

wateronline.com - "It is critical that we adopt a multi-level approach to the problem of climate change and water management," says Dr. K Palanisami of the îInternational Water Management Instituteî and a coeditor of...

September 2, 2014 Drinking or fracking' Report finds top shale plays globally are in places with scarce water

FORTUNE - A new study by the global research organization îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) found that the best shale deposits where the fracking would be done are in places like China, Mexico and South Africa,...

August 29, 2014 Southwest's Risk of 35-Year 'Megadrought' Raised in New Study

Source: NBC News

The U.S. Southwest faces a strong chance of a 35-year “megadrought” in this century, according to a new study that used paleoclimate and instrumental data to tweak climate models. The research, led by Toby Ault, a Cornell...

August 26, 2014 Reuters Slideshow: California’s historic drought

Source: Reuters

A sign advising to pray for rain hangs above an exhibit area at the 47th Annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, February 12, 2014. The expo takes place as a third year of drought plagues California farmers with the driest...

August 19, 2014 The Crisis in Clean Drinking Water

Source: Care2.com

According to the World Health Organization, the shortage of sanitary drinking water is one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world today. Children are especially hard hit by the lack of this staple for survival....

August 19, 2014 Fracking could threaten air quality, workers’ health, latest report says

Source: Washington Post

Maryland’s latest report on the impact of proposed natural gas exploration in the western part of the state said drilling could pose a threat to air quality and workers in a region that is ecologically pristine.

August 12, 2014 Food safety focus of water report

The Packer Online - The Produce Marketing Association and îWestern Growersî Association partnered with the Center for Produce Safety on a new report about agricultural water and its effect on food safety. The...

July 3, 2014 Study: Plastic Debris Widespread on Ocean Surface

Source: Sci-Tech Today

A new study estimates the total amount of floating plastic debris in open ocean at 7,000 to 35,000 tons, a lot less than the 1 million tons extrapolated from data reaching back to the '70s. The impact on fish and birds is hard to...

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...

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