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February 26, 2019 Developing world drought threat to EU rice and cotton intensifies research efforts

Source: Phys.org

Can you imagine the chocolate industry without cocoa,' said Dr Ercin, from the Water Footprint Network, a Dutch non-governmental organisation which is part of the IMPREX project. 'These (industries) are so vulnerable, and that is...

February 5, 2019 Queensland’s floods are so huge the only way to track them is from space

Source: The Conversation

Many parts of Queensland have been declared disaster zones and thousands of residents evacuated due to a 1-in-100-year flood. Townsville is at the epicentre of the “unprecedented” monsoonal downpour that brought more than a...

February 5, 2019 Global warming predicted to melt massive Himalayan glaciers, disrupt food production

Source: USA Today

Global warming is on track to transform the frigid, glacier-covered mountain peaks ... to bare rocks in a little less than a century....The glaciers are now a critical source of water for about 250 million people in the mountains...

February 1, 2019 Shocked scientists find the 'ocean conveyor belt' that drives the planet's climate was NOT where they expected

Source: Daily Mail

The preliminary results after hundreds of measurements in 21 months found that engine was several hundreds of miles east of where they figured, said study lead author Susan Lozier, an ocean sciences professor at Duke University.

January 30, 2019 Antarctica's ice loss has sextupled since the 1970s, raising risk of sea level rise

Source: Accu Weather

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Netherlands' Utrecht University found that the accelerated melting caused global sea levels to rise more than half an...

January 18, 2019 Why Pipeline Opposition Undermines Environmental Progress and Safety

Source: Forbes

Pipelines have been quietly providing most of the energy used in America on a daily basis for nearly a century. That is, until most recently. In recent years small, yet very vocal groups of environmentalists have argued pipelines...

January 18, 2019 Cleaning New York's filthy harbor with one billion oysters

Source: CNN Business

The Billion Oyster Project has worked since 2014 to rebuild oyster reefs in the waters surrounding New York City. The creatures are natural purifiers: A single adult oyster can cleanse about 50 gallons of water per day. And their...

January 7, 2019 How Israel swims against tide of worldwide water crisis

Source: Israel 21

A visit to the country’s largest desalination and wastewater-treatment plants reveals smart technologies and policies to keep the water running.

December 28, 2018 Collecting clean water from air, inspired by desert life

Source: PHYS.org

Humans can get by in the most basic of shelters, can scratch together a meal from the most humble of ingredients. But we can't survive without clean water. And in places where water is scarce—the world's deserts, for...

December 28, 2018 Melting Arctic Ice Adds 14,000 Tons of Water Per Second to Rising Sea Levels, Study Says

Source: Yahoo Finance

Melting Arctic ice from glaciers and surface ice is producing the equivalent of 14,000 tons per second of water into the Earth’s oceans, a recent scientific survey found. Examining land-ice ...

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