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An estimated 500,000 cubic kilometers of fresh and brackish water exist as groundwater underneath the sea floor of continental shelves, according to a new study from the Adelaide-based National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training that was published in the journal Nature. Researchers say the newly discovered reserves could help relieve water stress in some […]

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A study by European scientists warns that large geoengineering projects, which have been contemplated as a solution to global warming, could create a 20 percent reduction in rainfall over the Amazon and a 15 percent reduction over large areas of North America and northern Eurasia, AlertNet reported. Reports: Unsustainable Resource Use A new study published […]

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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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J. Carl Ganter is director of Circle of Blue, a global water research organization at the heart of the Great Lakes. TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — The World Economic Forum, the Geneva-based organization best known for convening global leaders through its annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, has appointed J. Carl Ganter, co-founder and director for Circle of […]

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The United States has — for the most part — an excellent tap water system. Much of the rest of the world wishes they had a system as good. But our tap water system is not as good as it should (or could) be

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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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Peak water is coming. In some places, peak water is here. We’re never going to run out of water — water is a renewable natural resource (mostly). But increasingly, around the world, in the U.S., and locally, we are running up against peak water limits. The concept is so important and relevant that The New York Times chose the term “peak water” as one of its 33

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

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Singapore is first to bottle and sell wastewater for drinking.

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The massive rains over the past month are both a blessing and a curse for California.

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

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High levels of mercury and arsenic have been released from a containment pond at a Hungarian alumina plant, according to Greenpeace.

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Canadian teen duo wins the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize for their project on biodegredation.

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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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American Rivers’ annual tally of threatened rivers highlights effects of drilling for natural gas.

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“In a move with all sorts of political, economic, and environmental implications, the government of Singapore recently announced that it will not renew one of its two water agreements with its neighbor Malaysia.”

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The new system, which uses sub-surface pipes to remove salts and deliver water to plants on demand, grew 200 prosopis trees in the United Arab Emirates’ desert during a test-run.

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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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Global leaders lay out steps to improved water quality at World Water Day, but much of the implementation is beyond their control.

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Images from space including the Ganges River in the Himalayas and the Fox Basin in the Canadian Arctic.

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