Days of heavy rainfall have swollen rivers in the United Kingdom, where nearly 60 flood warnings remained in force Thursday and areas of York were already underwater, the Guardian reported.
Brazil has the potential to become the world’s breadbasket due to its water resources, argues private investor and author James Dale Davidson in his new book “Brazil is the New America”, the Christian Science Monitor reported. Davidson calls Brazil the world’s “superpower of water.”
Economic growth in Lima, Peru is limited by a water scarcity problem driven by poor water management and rising demand, MarketWatch reported.
Rising metal concentrations in the water of the western United States’ Upper Snake River are linked to climate change, suggests a recent study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Colorado at Boulder. The changing metal levels are bad news for local plants and wildlife, and could complicate projects to clean up mine sites, The New York Times reported.
Within the next three years, Tibet will spend more than $US 25 million to create a comprehensive database for 44 rivers in order to improve water management, Xinhua reported.
Codi Yeager-Kozacek is a reporter for Circle of Blue based out of Enterprise, Alabama. She studied journalism and biology as an undergraduate at West Virginia University and graduated summa cum laude from the university’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. She has done research at the College of the Bahamas Gerace Research Center on San Salvador Island, Bahamas, and her study on coastal dune plants is currently pending publication in the Bahamas Natural History Proceedings. Her interests include food security and ecology. She co-writes The Stream, Circle of Blue’s daily digest of international water news trends.
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