Water

How to fix the 10 worst wastes of water

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Heather Clancy
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From the drought dilemma in California to extraordinary snowfall across the Northeast, the unpredictable nature of water supplies is prompting a high-profile conversation across the United States. ... Read more about How to fix the 10 worst wastes of water

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Growing global thirst for energy threatens water supplies

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Claire Provost
Energy production accounts for almost 15% of global water usage.
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Growing demand for energy will put increasing pressure on the world's already strained water resources, particularly in developing and emerging economies, the UN has warned. ... Read more about Growing global thirst for energy threatens water supplies

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Study projects net increase in range and risk for malaria from climate change, though human factors still dominate

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Umair Irfan, E&E reporter
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Umair Irfan, E&E reporter

 

ClimateWire: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

As the climate changes, some parts of the world will become more hospitable to malaria, putting more people at risk, but large uncertainties still loom over the models making these forecasts, according to a new study.

Malaria is one of the most devastating vector-borne diseases in the world, surging at the intersection of temperature, rainfall, land use and human intervention (ClimateWire, Aug. 13, 2013). ... Read more about Study projects net increase in range and risk for malaria from climate change, though human factors still dominate

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Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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SustainableBusiness.com News
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There's nowhere to hide now that Global Forest Watch has launched - citizens around the world now have all the information they need to monitor the state of the world's forests. 

Global Forest Watch combines the latest satellite technology, open data and social media crowdsourcing to produce "near-real time, reliable, and actionable data" about what's happening to forests worldwide. ... Read more about Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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European Geosciences Union - See Abstract
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Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe. ... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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World Bank launches Thirsty Energy Initiative

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Diego J. Rodriguez
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Thirsty Energy – World Bank launches global initiative on Energy and Water

Dear colleagues and friends,

Last week, on 22 January 2014, the World Bank formally launched its global initiative at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2014 in Abu Dhabi: Thirsty Energy ... Read more about World Bank launches Thirsty Energy Initiative

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Draff to dram: water cleanser created in chance study of whisky byproduct

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Mark Tran
Draff to dram: water cleanser created in chance study of whisky byproduct
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Leigh Cassidy explains how her grain research led to a system which can purify water poisoned by arsenic in Bangladesh

A project to remove arsenic from groundwater in Bangladesh began by accident, when Dr Leigh Cassidy from Aberdeen University was working on technology to treat industrially contaminated water in the UK. ... Read more about Draff to dram: water cleanser created in chance study of whisky byproduct

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