Posts

NASA Satellite Photos Capture a Decade of Land and Water Changes

/
As part of its 10-year anniversary, NASA’s Earth Observatory has compiled a gallery of images showing annual changes in the Earth’s land, water and atmosphere in places such as Central Asia, Australia, Iraq and the Amazon.

Nile Basin Initiative Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

/
Many joint economic development projects have been completed, but an agreement on cooperative management of the river basin has not been signed.

Third Pole Meltdown: Himalayan Glaciers Are Diminishing at Faster Rates

/
Black carbon soot clouds and rising temperatures.

Corporate Corruption Drains Capital, Global Report Finds

/
 corruption has led to dire consequences as diverse as water shortages, exploitative work conditions and unsafe medicines.Corporate corruption has led to dire consequences as diverse as water shortages, exploitative work conditions and unsafe medicines, according to a just-released report by Transparency International (TI), a global non-profit aimed at exposing and preventing corruption.

Keeping an Eye on Water From Space

/
Images Courtesy NASA Satellites are increasingly being tasked with keeping an eye on the planet’s fresh water supplies, giving scientists and governments new tools to track how water is used, who is using it, and how to better manage the fragile resource. Some of the results are alarming.

Wildlife Elephants Fall Victims to Kenya's Drought

/
More than 40 elephants have died in the past two months in the Laikipia, Isiolo and Samburu districts, as the severe drought challenges Kenyan wildlife’s capacity to feed itself.While a prolonged dry spell continues to plague Kenya, wildlife experts worry that the country’s 23,000 elephants might be in danger.

Deadly Water Surge Severs South - North Korea Ties

/
A river surge threatens to pour cold water over the already tense relations between North and South Korea.

Cholera Returns to Zimbabwe

/
Zimbabwe Cholera OutbreakZimbabwe and international organizations fear another cholera outbreak might spread in the African country after 12 new cases of the waterborne disease were registered in a rural district last week

Peter Gleick: An International Water Perspective; Water in Crisis

/
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

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

African States Fail to Agree on Nile River Allocations

/
nileriver Last week, the water ministers of the nine Nile River Basin countries postponed the signing of a new water-sharing treaty that has already flamed up diplomatic tensions between upstream and downstream nations in the region.

Peter Gleick: Whose Water Is It? Water Rights in the Age of Scarcity

/
riversbranch Who "owns" what water? Or, if water belongs to the public, who has the right to use it?