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The Aquarius mission will help scientists understand the global water cycle.

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The United States, along with Russia, Canada, Japan, China and India, does not want new negotiations on legally binding climate agreements to start until at least 2015, while other countries — notably the European Union — want immediate action, the Guardian reported. International agencies recently affirmed that the world has only a small window of […]

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Ocean Currents: Harness installation on primary structure

Launching in June, the Aquarius satellite mission will improve scientific understanding of the global water cycle.

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To feed water-hungry mining industries, similar plans are in the works to supply drought-ridden regions of Australia and China.

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Pressed by growing urban populations, drier and warmer climates and the need to fortify supplies stretched by the increasing worldwide thirst, metropolitan and national governments on five continents are building record numbers of industrial plants to use a nearly alchemic technology to produce drinking water from the sea.

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