Tag: Fresh Water

What Is the Future of Nature?

Written by | May 3rd, 2013

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By 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion, and our climate is changing at a rate even faster than anticipated. How can we continue to meet the needs of nature and people?

Amid Midwest Flooding, a Call for New Solutions

Written by | April 25th, 2013

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The current flooding of the Illinois River is a stark reminder that we need to stop being reactive and start being proactive when it comes to investing in flood management.

Drought Calls for Watering Restrictions in the Western U.S.

Written by | April 10th, 2013

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New watering restrictions in Fort Collins, Colorado are a stark reminder that it’s up to us to chart a smarter course toward meeting the future needs of our thirsty cities.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2013

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Bizarre sharks, water wars and coastal resiliency — we’re covering all that and more in today’s green news.

  1. Talk about resourceful: see how animals survive some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. (BBC Nature)
  2. Banning toxic products in the U.S. just means exporting them to other countries. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. You are not seeing double — that’s a two-headed shark! (Wired)
  4. As population density increases in coastal communities, so does the impact of extreme coastal storms. (NBC News)
  5. Will water will be the source of future conflict in the Middle East? (TreeHugger)

Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges – and Solutions

Written by | March 22nd, 2013

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A massive water main break in Washington, DC — coming just hours before World Water Day — serves as a stark reminder of the importance of investing more in our water supply infrastructure.

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 22

Written by | March 22nd, 2013

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Happy World Water Day! We’re bringing you some green news with a splash of water news, too.

  1. Research reveals a giant squid is a giant squid is a giant squid. (Wired)
  2. How the water crisis is a women’s, kids’ and hunger issue. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Are Africa “land grabs” really “water grabs”? (CNN)
  4. 5 ways we can lessen our water use this World Water Day. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. You know those mass extinctions 135 million years ago? Blame the volcanoes. (National Geographic)

Nature’s Silent Currency

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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In a world of seven billion people – with three billion new consumers coming on stage by 2030 – finding a more effective model for water will require a suite of solutions. And nature is the common thread.

How Better Meat Can Mean Less Meat… and More Water

Written by | March 18th, 2013

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If you’re a meat lover, making the conversion to vegetarianism might seem impossible. But “Meatless Mondays” are a straightforward choice that can allow you to reduce your meat consumption AND conserve water.

Water Funds Help Quench Kenya’s Thirst

Written by | March 15th, 2013

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It’s not going to be easy to solve all the current and future difficulties facing water users of Kenya’s Upper Tana River Basin, but a new water fund will provide a solid start in the right direction.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 13

Written by | March 13th, 2013

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And today we’re serving up the green news with a side of corn.

  1. Or maybe not, since only a tiny fraction of corn grown in the U.S. feeds the nation’s people. (Scientific American)
  2. In one of the rainiest places in the world, why do people have a hard time finding fresh water? (The New York Times)
  3. Need some green living inspiration? Check out these natural environmentalists. (MNN)
  4. Native species: 1. Invasives: 0. (At least when it comes to Australian frogs). (BBC Nature)
  5. Disposable chopsticks: the latest threat to China’s forests. (Huffington Post)
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