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Water Woes: Vast US Aquifer Is Being Tapped Out

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Denise Chow, Aug 26, 2013
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Nearly 70 percent of the groundwater stored in parts of the United States' High Plains Aquifer — a vast underground reservoir that stretches through eight states, from South Dakota to Texas, and supplies 30 percent of the nation's irrigated groundwater — could be used up within 50 years, unless current water use is reduced, a new study finds. ... Read more about Water Woes: Vast US Aquifer Is Being Tapped Out

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Renewables-based Desalination: A Solution to MENA's Water Crisis

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Sep 2, 2013 - Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council - renewableenergyworld.com
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"You never miss the water till the well runs dry" is an old idiom that is becoming a harsh reality for the Middle East and North Africa region and globally. Water scarcity is now this century's imminent greatest problem, a clear and present danger. This is no surprise considering 85 percent of the world’s population lives in the driest half of the planet. The United Nations estimates that, already, 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases, with a child dying from a water-related illness every 21 seconds. ... Read more about Renewables-based Desalination: A Solution to MENA's Water Crisis

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This power point presents the dried river basin, water supply is from Colorado river and the water usage,  and the ways to save water. ... Read more about Watershed

Arctic expert predicts final collapse of sea ice within four years

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John Vidal
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Sep 17 , 2012

 

As sea ice shrinks to record lows, Prof Peter Wadhams warns a 'global disaster' is now unfolding in northern latitudes

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'Vast reservoir' of methane locked beneath Antarctic ice sheet

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Press Association
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 August 29 2012

Scientists say as much as 4bn tonnes of the potent greenhouse gas could be released into the atmosphere if ice melts ... Read more about 'Vast reservoir' of methane locked beneath Antarctic ice sheet

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Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012

Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012
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Drought conditions have been at record levels in the contiguous United States for much of July, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center, which began monitoring drought conditions in 1999. The animated map below shows the spread of drought conditions since January 2012. ... Read more about Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012

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