Tag: water supply

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2013

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Baby, it’s cold outside.  But not as cold as the coldest place on Earth.

  1. Newly discovered and unregulated chemical is a greenhouse gas 7,000 times more powerful than CO2. (Guardian)
  2. Antarctica just recorded the coldest temperature ever on Earth. (USA Today)
  3. Looks like organic milk does a body good, at least in terms of Omega-3s. (NPR)
  4. Half of the soaps, lotions and drugs we use escape sewage treatment plants and end up in our water. (The Daily Green)
  5. Yet another climate change effect: bats’ ability to communicate with ultrasonic signals. (National Geographic)

Nature Needs New Financial Solutions

Written by | July 25th, 2013

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When it comes to water, an emerging theme is beginning to play out: investing in nature is a smart development strategy.

A Thirst For Growth: Fueling China’s Urban Expansion

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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As China grows to an urban population of 900 million people, the most critical thing it will have to get right is protecting its water supply, says the director of our Securing Water Program.

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.

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.

5 Ways to ‘Green’ Your Lawn and Garden Care

Written by | May 12th, 2011

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Our senior freshwater scientist shares some simple steps you can take to keep your lawn and garden looking great while helping to improve the health of your watershed.

Climate Change: Risks to U.S. Water Supplies Will Increase

Written by | July 20th, 2010

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A new report projects that climate change will endanger water supplies across much of the United States — but there’s still time to prevent the worst, says Conservancy scientist Evan Girvetz.

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