Salinity

Pollution The salinity of fresh water systems in the United States is growing due to urban wastewater, stormwater and fertilizer runoff, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Guardian reported. The salinity is creating problems for cities that rely on surface water supplies for drinking, and can also create issues for agricultural […]

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The salinity of Bangladesh’s water supply is increasing, especially in coastal areas, due to sea level rise and natural disasters like floods and cyclones, according to a World Bank study, AlertNet reported. Families in remote areas sometimes have to walk miles to get safe drinking water. U.S. Water Supply The final measure of California snowpack […]

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

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Asia Thailand’s biggest private water company plans to invest $US 97 million to improve its water storage and pipeline capacity in order to supply the rapidly growing demand from manufacturers, Bloomberg News reported. Meanwhile, 50 of Thailand’s provinces have been declared drought-hit areas, according to the Bangkok Post. Rising sea levels and irregular rains due […]

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The largest red tide algae bloom since 2000 is gripping the Texas Gulf Coast, the Associated Press reported. The prolonged Texas drought this year kept freshwater from reaching the Gulf, raising the salinity levels in which the algae thrive. Despite record-breaking rainfall in October, 99 percent of Texas remains under severe drought conditions, Think Progress […]

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An investigation by a group of Chinese green NGOs reveals that Apple has not addressed pollution problems in its supply chain and ignored an expanding environmental footprint in China – with grave consequences, Chinadialogue reported. Foreign Policy highlights the good and bad of Apple in China. A new map of food security risk by Maplecroft […]

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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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Chicagoland planners have drafted an ambitious plan to secure the region’s water supply through 2050, in the face of a booming population and its increased demand on the finite resource.

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Murray-Darling

Professor Peter Gell discuses the future of the Murray-Darling Basin.

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The Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation in Australia urged landholders along the lower River Murray to secure alternative sources of drinking water

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“Good news – the mother sea is coming,” says a sign hanging over a street in the town of Aral, Kazakhstan.

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