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The Stream, June 8: A Tipping Point for World Climate and Resources

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A study by European scientists warns that large geoengineering…

Peter Gleick: Climate Change, Disbelief, and the Collision between Human and Geologic Time

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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.

Circle of Blue Director Appointed to World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water Security

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J. Carl Ganter is director of Circle of Blue, a global water…

Peter Gleick: Unsafe Drinking Water for California's Poor – Unfair, Unnecessary, and Unacceptable

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The United States has -- for the most part -- an excellent tap…

World Economic Forum Davos Notebook

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Circle of Blue mentioned in Reuters World Economic Forum Davos…

Peter Gleick: Peak Water

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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

Peter Gleick: 2010 Hottest Year on Record—The Graph That Should Be on the Front Page of Every Newspaper

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

Bottling Wastewater Expands Island’s Oasis—Singapore’s NEWater Path to Independence

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Singapore is first to bottle and sell wastewater for drinking.

Peter Gleick: State Needs More Water Storage – Underfoot

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

World’s Rivers Are in Crisis, Global Report Says

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

Toxic Sludge Carries Arsenic, Mercury Into Danube River

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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.

World Water Week 2010 Tackles Quality Issues

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