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Study Reviews Western United States' Water and Energy Future

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Proposed western water supply projects are energy- and carbon-intensive, research group says.

Experts Name the Top 19 Solutions to the Global Freshwater Crisis

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"...Decisions executives make to respond to freshwater scarcity will penetrate almost every aspect of their business operations."

Water Disclosure Project Releases Surveys to 300 Companies

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Newly-released Water Disclosure Project questionnaire focuses on usage, operations and supply chains and management strategies in water-intensive companies.

Q&A: How General Electric is Tackling the Water Crisis

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Circle of Blue interviews General Electric Water’s Director of marketing Jeff Fulgham.

Perspective: Water, Energy, Economy, Poverty, and Haiti

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The average Haitian has been living the life of a disaster victim even before the earthquake. It is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Its human development and other indices were about what one would find in some of the poorest sub-Saharan countries. Mismanagement, corruption and just plain venality have forever been human-caused security earthquakes in this sad country.

Climate Negotiations Must Consider Water and Energy Together, IWA Says

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Water policy and energy policy must be integrated, according to the International Water Association

Groundbreaking Norwegian Power Plant Generates Electricity From Water

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New alternative energy plant in Norway is the first of its kind, but could be a common alternative energy in the future. The world’s first osmotic power plant opened in Norway on Tuesday. The plant uses a combination of freshwater, seawater and a special membrane to generate emission-free electricity.

Nuclear Fallout: Nevada Takes Hard Look at Contaminated Groundwater From Historic Testing Grounds

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The Yucca Flat area of the Nevada Test Site is scarred with subsidence craters from underground nuclear testing[/caption]Decades of nuclear weapons testing has contaminated an estimated 1.6 trillion gallons of groundwater in the Nevada desert, a region where clean water is scarce and getting scarcer.

Rio Grande Threatened by Radioactive Run-off

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Rio Grande Threatened by Radioactive Run-offRadioactive waste is trickling toward New Mexico’s Rio Grande River from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, serving as a grim reminder of the site’s Cold War history, and potentially threatening northern New Mexico's drinking water.

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.

Peter Gleick: Water for Energy, the Bad Bet for Biofuels

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In the ongoing debate about rethinking America's energy future,…

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,