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NASA US groundwater depletion 2011

Using calculations based on satellite observations and long-term meteorological data, a new map shows that groundwater is extremely depleted across more than half of Texas, as well as areas of Alabama, the Carolinas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, and Oregon.

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Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World’s Water Volume 7

Peter Gleick, an internationally recognized water expert, tells Circle of Blue what has changed — and what has not — since the 2009 release of Volume 6. The Pacific Institute’s biannual report analyzes how water relates to climate change, corporate interests, and policy reform.

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Eurobarometer Survey: Europeans Say Climate Change More Dire Than Economic Situation

Just over half of respondents in the European Union’s 27 member states mentioned climate change as one of the world’s most serious problems, and 20 percent felt it is the single most serious problem.

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Infographic: WASH and Urbanization — Providing Sanitation and Water Services by Country

Entry in the 2011 Urban Water Design Challenge, sponsored by Visualizing.org and Circle of Blue.

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World Water Week

2,600 global experts. 100 sessions. Seven days. One issue: water.

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Climate change is worsening, fast. The National Climate Data Center of the National Oceanic

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The study identifies the need for major overhaul of how water risk is measured and reported in the U.S.

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International study finds serious threats to the world’s fresh water.

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mpg-biofuels-vs-fossil-fuels

A breakdown of gallons of water used by transportation fuels per mile.

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“…Decisions executives make to respond to freshwater scarcity will penetrate almost every aspect of their business operations.”

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Americans have good reason to be concerned about the future of the nation’s supply of clean fresh water, according to state and federal research and resource agencies.

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I’m a believer in the power of facts and numbers to help make public policy.

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World Water Week
I’m spending the week at the Stockholm Water Symposium, an international meeting involving more than 2,000 people from over 130 countries.

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International survey finds fresh water pollution, scarcity drive public concern

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Water pollution stands out as the most serious perceived environmental problem in China.

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Compared to other environmental issues, Indians consider water pollution and fresh water shortages to be the most serious, together with failed food crops because of weather.

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Compared to other environmental issues, Russians consider water pollution to be the most serious.

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In the United Kingdom, the depletion of natural resources and water issues are regarded as two serious environmental issues.

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A new report shows that half of Germany’s water consumption comes from virtual water.

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10thingsknow
How much drinkable water is there in the world? How much water does an American, a European, an African use everyday?

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