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Idea Central: Collaborative Solutions to SE Australia's Water Crisis

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Software to Engage the Wisdom of Crowds

Portents of Precipitation: New Atlas Predicts the Rain

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stormclouds Researchers from the Australian National Universities (ANU) have created an unprecedented visual atlas of global rainfall projections over the next century.

Cholera Outbreak is Over but Aid Officials Expect the Worst

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cholera The Zimbabwean Ministry of Health announced that the worst African cholera outbreak in 15 years had ended after 10 months. However, with the rainy season approaching in late October, international aid organizations warned that another epidemic is likely to hit the country.

Scientists Decode the Genomes of Parasitic Flatworms

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dna Scientists have cracked the genetic code of one of the world’s deadliest water-borne parasites, opening the door for better drug treatment and prevention.

Sri Lanka Fights Dengue Outbreak and Stagnant Water

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Facing a dengue outbreak, the government of Sri Lanka is trying…

In the Mississippi Delta, No Choice but to Drown

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mississippi_river A new study in Monday's issue of Nature Geoscience reports "significant" drowning of the Mississippi River delta is "inevitable"

Swelling Glacial Lakes and Everest

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After two decades, scientists in Nepal are on the ground for in-the-field Himalaya studies.

Mekong River Dolphins Near 'Brink of Extinction'

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The river pollution could come from any of six Southeast Asian countries inhabiting 300 million people.

NASA to Launch Moon Water Probe

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lcorss_artwork NASA is sending a kamikaze probe to the moon to finally end the debate over lunar water.

New Technology Gives Thirsty Plants a Voice

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sensor As many around the world anticipate the release of a new iPhone, plants in need of water are getting their own fancy gadget to “communicate” with their growers.

Peter Gleick: Salt from Water: The Question of Energy

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desalplant Following up on my last post, on the cost of desalination,

Dengue Epidemic Hits South American Urban Centers

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With the rainy season still to come, South America is already facing one of the largest dengue fever epidemics on record.