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January 30, 2015 Pennsylvania’s New Governor Will Ban Fracking In State Parks And Forests

Source: Climate Progress

Pennsylvania’s new Governor Tom Wolf will sign an executive order Thursday banning the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in state parks and forests, the Associated Press reports.

January 29, 2015 New satellite to help NASA predict floods and droughts

Source: CS Monitor

Data from the satellite will change the forecasting of floods and droughts, as well as impact agricultural operations, insurance assessments and disaster relief. Today, that information comes largely from computer models.

January 28, 2015 California Water Shortage: $1 Billion Plant Will Make Seawater Drinkable By End Of 2015

Source: International Business Times

While much of California remains in the grip of a three-year drought, a $1 billion desalination plant that will turn seawater to drinking water is on track to open later this year to serve residents of San Diego County. Once...

January 26, 2015 Brazil’s worst drought in history prompts protests and blackouts

Source: The Guardian

The taps have run dry and the lights have gone out across swathes of Brazil this week as the worst drought in history spreads from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro and beyond.

January 26, 2015 Industries That Lose In A Global Water Crisis

ETF Daily News - Alcohol giant Diageo (NYSE: îDEOî) is best known for brands like Johnny Walker ... the coffee industry will pay a heavy price. According to îthe Water Footprint Networkî it takes 880...

January 22, 2015 Rising Temps Causing Greenland's Meltwater Lakes to Drain at Dramatic Rate

Source: Nature World News

Rising temperatures are causing Greenland's meltwater lakes to drain at a dramatic rate, disappearing in a matter of just a few weeks, according to a new study.

January 21, 2015 Water Crisis: Filthy, Liquid Death In Montana, Washington, Kiev, Everywhere!

Source: Wonkette

From an oil spill of 50,000 gallons in the Yellowstone river to a federal ruling on an “imminent and substantial” health threat in East Washington from dairy manure, water contamination stories flooding the news are probably no...

January 20, 2015 Brazil’s Largest Water Reservoir’s Running Dry

Source: RYOT

Halfway through the rainy season, the key reservoir for the hemisphere’s largest city holds just 6 percent of its capacity, and experts warned Friday that Sao Paulo authorities must take urgent steps to prevent the worst drought...

January 20, 2015 Solar-powered seawater desalination research contract signed in Abu Dhabi

Source: Water World

A research contract to study seawater desalination using solar power was signed by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, GDF SUEZ and SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT in the presence of Ségolène Royal,...

January 20, 2015 California’s Forests: Where Have All the Big Trees Gone?

Source: National Geographic

California has lost half its big trees since the 1930s, according to a study to be published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences—and climate change seems to be a major factor.

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