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Hydrologists here have simulated how saltwater will intrude into fresh water aquifers, given the sea level rise predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC has concluded that within the next 100...
March 18, 2019 Powering sustainable solutions from the little red dotSource: Reuters
By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water-stressed conditions, and by 2030 the global demand for fresh water could exceed the supply by 40 per cent, according to the United Nations. Finding...
California is officially free of drought after more than seven years, drought monitors said Thursday.The Golden State has experienced some form of drought for 376 consecutive weeks, the National Drought Mitigation Center at...
Source: Independent Online
Cape Town - Access to drinking water and basic sanitation is a right and one of the sustainable development goals of the UN. It is a condition for human life. However, up to 2 billion people on the planet do not have access to a...
Source: The Guardian
Almost every coal-fired power plant in the US is contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollution, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of coal ash waste disposal.
February 28, 2019 Editorial: Don’t turn water-quality protection over to private interestsSource: The Columbus Dispatch
Under the proposed Water Quality Certified Professional Program, the companies’ own consultants could, with training, be certified by the state to evaluate their own permit applications. Decisions on whether to allow a...
February 27, 2019 J.Crew and sister brand Madewell launched new sustainable denim collections that use less water, chemicals, and energy to produceSource: Business Insider
As a result of the new partnership, both J.Crew and Madewell recently launched their first Fair Trade Certified denim collections. In teaming up with Fair Trade USA, J.Crew Group also partnered with Saitex, the leading producer...
February 26, 2019 Developing world drought threat to EU rice and cotton intensifies research effortsSource: 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...
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 productionSource: 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...
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