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Water conservation efforts pay off: U.S. usage lowest in decades

Americans recently passed a milestone when federal officials reported that water use across the nation had reached its lowest level in more than 45 years: good news for the environment, great news in times of drought and a major victory for conservation.<p>What was surprising in the U.S. Geological …

Water overuse – at the top of the 2015 WEF global risk ranking

For four years, World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk Reports have identified water as one of the three most important challenges worldwide; this …

Oh 'SMAP'! New NASA Satellite Will Help Predict Drought, Climate Change

Digging up dirt on soil moisture across the globe<p>When it launches on January 29, a new satellite’s mission will be simple: to measure one of the most important but least recognized sources of water on Earth. NASA’s SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) will measure soil moisture across the globe. …

Sao Paulo's water supply in 'critical' condition as drought bites

Crucial reservoir is down to 6% of its capacity and experts warn urgent steps must be taken after worst conditions for 80 years<p>Halfway through the rainy season, the key reservoir for the southern hemisphere’s largest city holds just 6% of its capacity, and experts warned Friday that Sao Paulo’s …

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Iceland is Rising

Iceland is on the rise. I’m not talking about its economy, its military, or its soccer team. The country is literally rising. Like, it’s getting …

It might seem unethical but someone has to get rich fighting climate change | Gabrielle Kuiper

While the moral arguments for climate change are important, achieving change fast enough might mean we must make some bankers rich<p>Is 2015 the year when the world will finally decide on a major new global agreement on climate change? Pundits are beginning to put their cases as to whether the Paris …

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