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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...

April 25, 2014 Study links California drought to global warming

Source: SF Gate

WASHINGTON (AP) — While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying...

April 24, 2014 New York City Flood Risk Has Risen 20-Fold Since Late 1800s, Study Says

Source: Mashable.com

The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found. It pinned part of the blame on a rising sea...

April 23, 2014 World must use renewables to avoid water and energy crisis - report

Thomson Reuters Foundation - We need to better understand the interlinkages between water and energy, we need to promote better governance to reduce dramatically the number of people without access to drinkable water, sanitation...

April 17, 2014 Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the state

Source: Mercury News

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels...

April 9, 2014 New book on fracking illuminates pros, cons

Source: Telegram.com

The once-obscure oil and gas drilling process known as fracking has generated hundreds of billions of dollars and considerable dissent, as communities and experts argue over how to balance the vast amounts of money at stake with...

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