National Aeronautics and Space Administration

This week, Circle of Blue will publish a water guide to the 2012 election. It will explain the presidential candidates’ positions on water, as well as point out various state and local initiatives related to desalination, financing and water supply. Look for it in the next few days. (Update 10/31/12: 2012 Election Guide.) Storm Warning […]

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At least 17 people are dead in the latest disaster in the landslide-prone region.

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Adapting to climate change in the U.S., according to one estimate, will cost at least a half trillion dollars over the next four decades.

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Pakistan A high-level official from the U.S. State Department met with counterparts from Pakistan last month during the fourth water “dialogue” between the two countries. The U.S. government has given Pakistan money for irrigation, hydroelectric, and water supply projects under the Kerry-Berman-Lugar bill—legislation signed in 2009 that authorizes $7.5 billion in aid to Pakistan. Pakistan […]

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Global Change Research Program A federal program for studying environmental change and its effect on society has released a draft version of its strategic plan for the next decade. Comprising 13 agencies and cabinet-level departments, the Global Change Research Program was established by Congress in 1990. The draft plan anticipates that climate-change risk assessment and […]

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In some northern regions, lake temperatures are increasing more than air temperatures.

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Landslides killed thousands in Asia last week; NASA researchers are developing a tool for relief efforts.

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Officials have begun blasting boulders to expand the spillway of glacial melt.

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Magnetic imaging lets scientists peer beneath the surface to see exactly where groundwater sources are located.

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A tidal wave, reaching up to 60 meters high, is expected to race through the Hunza valley of the Himalayas.

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NASA announced yesterday that a moon probe discovered enough water on the north pole to potentially help generate oxygen or sustain a moon base.

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