Water Shortages

More Than One Out Of Three U.S. Counties Face Water Shortages Due To Climate Change

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Greatest Risks Seen in 14 States: AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, ID, KS, MS, MT, NE, NV, NM, OK and TX;WASHINGTON (July 20, 2010) -- More than 1,100 U.S. counties -- a full one-third of all counties in the lower 48 states -- now face higher risks of water shortages by mid-century as the result of global warming, and more than 400 of these counties will be at extremely high risk for water shortages, based on estimates from a new report by Tetra Tech for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

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Water Scarcity Becoming A Critical Issue For The Arab World – UN Report

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16 March 2010 – Climate change, food insecurity, decreasing water availability and unemployment are among the multiple challenges facing the Arab region, according to a new assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which calls for rational and sustainable use of resources and inclusion of the environment issues in decision making.

“This assessment has been a truly collaborative one outlining the progress but also the realities facing this ... Read more about Water Scarcity Becoming A Critical Issue For The Arab World – UN Report

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Climate Change Report Sets Out An Apocalyptic Vision Of Britain

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Ben Webster, Environment Editor Mass migration northwards to new towns in Scotland, Wales and northeast England may be needed to cope with climate change and water shortages in the South East, according to an apocalyptic vision set out by the Government Office for Science. ... Read more about Climate Change Report Sets Out An Apocalyptic Vision Of Britain

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Water Shortages Rising Across the Globe, But Especially India

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Grail Research has just released a study on water shortages across the world. Fresh water is becoming increasingly scarce, and in countries like India and China that are rapidly growing, the scarcity will hit hardest as the culture moves towards consumerism. The study's findings illustrate how current reserves must be managed more effectively if scarcity is to be mitigated, but at the current rate, an estimated 3 billion people will live below the water stress threshold by 2025. ... Read more about Water Shortages Rising Across the Globe, But Especially India

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