Melting Glaciers Changing Europe’s Energy Outlook

What happens when a dependable source of clean, renewable energy becomes unreliable?

Peter Gleick: Water and Population part 2

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In a previous post here, I raised the population and water issue in a general way. My point was that ignoring the population component of our resource challenges was a mistake, certainly in the long term and in some places, in the short term. I think this is indisputable -- resource constraints are worse than they would otherwise be if populations are large and growing rapidly rather than small and growing slowly, or even shrinking.

Alternative Adventure: Eco-explorer David De Rothschild to Travel the Pacific in Plastic Ship

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After traversing Antarctica in 2004 and spending more than 100 days crossing the Arctic in 2006, in mid-November British adventurer and ecologist David de Rothschild will hoist sail across the Pacific Ocean on a boat made of plastic, or what he calls “the dumbest” product on the planet.

London on Tap: Reducing Bottled Water Consumption

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London authorities have paired up with Thames Water, Britain’s…

Environment to Round off GDP as Measure of Europe's Success

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european union recessionAt a time when Europe struggles to emerge from economic recession, the European Union vows to create indicators for its well-being that go beyond calculating the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Peter Gleick: New McCarthyism: Fear of Science and the War on Rationality

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Fear of Knowledge and ScienceAs more and more of the world looks to knowledge, education and science as the routes out of poverty and conflict, parts of America seems to be slipping back toward the Dark Ages,

Water Conservation Tests Germany's Sewer Infrastructure

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German Water Works :: Infrastructure not built for Low-FlowAlthough Germans use less water than ever before, sewage treatment officials in the country call for households to turn their taps on more often.
Video: Discussing Water at World Water Week in Stockholm

Video: Discussing Water at World Water Week in Stockholm

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J. Carl Ganter, director of Circle of Blue, Rob Kerr, vice president of GlobeScan, and other water experts at World Water Week in Stockholm discuss the findings of the Circle of Blue | Globescan global water survey.

Russia Plans Water Infrastructure Overhaul

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Russia vows for mass checks and upgrades of its creaking water infrastructure.

French Workers Hold the Seine River Hostage

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paris_290 The river Seine in Paris is a hostage of environmental blackmail.

Peter Gleick: An International Water Perspective; Water in Crisis

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World Water Week I'm spending the week at the Stockholm Water Symposium, an international meeting involving more than 2,000 people from over 130 countries.

WWF Report Scrutinizes Germany's Water Consumption

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marketmunich A new report shows that half of Germany’s water consumption comes from virtual water.