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September 16, 2015 Water demand from fracking less than 1 percent of U.S. total: study

Source: Reuters

Fracking by the U.S. oil and gas industry has increased the burden on the nation’s water resources, but still accounts for less than 1 percent of America’s total industrial water use, according to a paper by researchers at Duke...

September 11, 2015 Measuring What Matters: Setting Measurable Objectives to Achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management in California (2015)

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists

Groundwater is a critical resource for California. It provides a crucial buffer against drought and the growing impacts of global warming, especially the diminishing mountain snowpack that has historically been a crucial...

September 3, 2015 How History Shaped China's Water Crisis

Source: The Diplomat

Struggles over water are not new in China or around the world. But these struggles have their own unique historical and cultural contexts. Climate, geography, and social forces all combined to escalate tensions over water...

August 28, 2015 NASA research shows world sea levels rising unevenly

2KTUU - In 2013, the United Nations î??Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî?? issued an assessment that stated global sea levels would likely rise from 1 to 3 feet by the end of the century. According to Nerem,...

August 3, 2015 Water & Farmers: Things to Know About AP-GfK Drought Poll

Source: ABC News

A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much. When asked to rate priorities when water is scarce during a drought, more said agriculture...

July 24, 2015 California's drought is 'a harbinger of the coming global water crisis'

Source: Business Insider

"We view the unprecedented drought in California as a harbinger of the coming global water crisis," BAML strategists wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday. "By 2050E, 45% of projected GDP is at risk, with as many as 50 countries...

July 10, 2015 Torrential rains increasing in warming world: study

Source: Reuters

Torrential rains have become more frequent worldwide since 1980, with Southeast Asia getting the biggest increase in downpours, a scientific study said on Tuesday

June 26, 2015 Water Shortage: 40 Percent of Water Depletion by 2030, Warns UN Report

Microfinance Monitor - Water shortage is going to be severe as there will be 40 percent depletion of fresh water resources on Earth by 2030 unless urgent corrective measures are undertaken, warns the UN World Water Development...

June 19, 2015 The water crisis isn't limited to California

Source: Yahoo Finance

The American West, not just California, is experiencing a long-term drought. As drought conditions drag on, the region's water reservoirs are getting drained.

June 4, 2015 Warning: Oregon’s pending water crisis

Source: 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.

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