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The Global Rundown Six people will be charged in connection with a chemical spill that contaminated drinking water in West Virginia, an announcement that comes as the United States Safe Drinking Water Act turns 40 years old. New York state is banning fracking due to health concerns. United Nations experts will help clean up an […]

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A small diamond found in Brazil contains a form of mineral that could tell scientists more about the amount of water deep in Earth’s mantle, and if that water was part of the planet’s original composition, according to a new study published in Nature. The mineral suggests that the diamond formed in a water-rich area […]

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It will take $US 1 trillion over the next 25 years to fix the water infrastructure in the United States, according to an estimate by the American Water Works Association, Bloomberg News reported. Energy PetroChina purchased a 20 percent stake in a Canadian shale gas project, strengthening China’s presence in North America’s energy markets, according […]

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Geologic time scales are long – too long for the human mind to really comprehend. Over millions, and tens of millions, and hundreds of millions of years, the Earth has changed from something unrecognizable to the planet we see on maps, plastic globes, and photos from space.

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Climate Change Deniers Cherry Picking Data

In 2009, Harrison Schmitt, a former senator, astronaut, and self-described climate “denier” (and potentially the Energy Secretary to the new New Mexican governor), sent a paper to NASA riddled with long-debunked errors of science. Others have written about this paper, taking it apart error by error. But this week, some of those errors reappeared

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Circle of Blue mentioned in Reuters World Economic Forum Davos Notebook: Davos 2011: More People, Fewer Resources, Big Risk. Water The situation in Yemen provides a perfect illustration of the growing problem countries face when it comes to fresh water supplies. Yemen’s population is increasing – exploding really. Currently at 23 million, it’s forecast to […]

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Ongoing drought in Syria is causing acute water shortages, food insecurity and economic uncertainty.

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Rising population growth and food demand coupled with climate change will test World Bank’s water resource strategy

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High temperatures have caused forest fires around Moscow, damaged farmland and left 23 regions in a state of emergency.

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More research needed to understand risk of glacial floods.

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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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Storm runoff can result in a variety of problems, and its causes are just as numerous, according to EPA.

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Report recommends upgrading the state’s information base to better user understanding of the water system.

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As many as half of the nation’s largest water polluters might be exempt from the Clean Water Act’s requirements because Supreme Court decisions never clarified what waterways the act protects.

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A giant iceberg collided with a branch of the Mertz Glacier in east Antarctica earlier this month, breaking off a 965-square-mile ‘superberg.’

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The EPA plan aims to clean up top pollution sites and establish a “zero tolerance policy” toward invasive species

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Yemen made headlines last Christmas as the training ground for the man who attempted to blow up an airplane two months ago, but a more immediate concern for the people living in the country is a rapidly dwindling supply of freshwater.

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Study shows 2007 discharges were double previous estimates.

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Guy Laliberte, soon to be the world’s seventh space tourist, will blast off into the great unknown on a poetic social mission about water.

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