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Itaipú Dam: World's biggest hydroelectric facility

Itaipú Dam: World's biggest hydroelectric facility | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
Itaipú Dam: World's biggest hydroelectric facility, from USGS Water Science for Schools.
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Brazil deforestation hits record low

Brazil deforestation hits record low | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has dropped to its lowest level in 24 years, the government said Tuesday.
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IPS – PARAGUAY: Aquifer Wounded and Contaminated | Inter Press Service

IPS – PARAGUAY: Aquifer Wounded and Contaminated | Inter Press Service | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
PARAGUAY: Aquifer Wounded and Contaminated - David Vargas* - IPS/IFEJ...
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Land use change influences continental water cycle

Land use change influences continental water cycle | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
Forests, and tropical forests in particular, play an important role in the global water cycle.

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Drastic Cuts Threaten Future of U.S. Water Infrastructure

Drastic Cuts Threaten Future of U.S. Water Infrastructure | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it

“The proposal of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for fiscal year 2013 threatens our nation’s critical drinking and clean water resources by cutting the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs—the mechanism by which the federal government dispenses funds for the upkeep of our tap water and sewerage systems).

“Specifically, the House Subcommittee’s proposed budget would cut a combined $867 million from the SRFs. It would undermine the ability of local utilities to ensure that all Americans have access to safe, clean, affordable water.


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CEOs urge RIO+20 leaders to make water security top priority

CEOs urge RIO+20 leaders to make water security top priority | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) June 18, 2012 - Some 45 corporate chiefs attending the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development on Monday pledged to make water security a strategic priority and called for decisive action by governments.

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The best watchdog journalism on fracking - NYaltnews

The best watchdog journalism on frackingNYaltnewsSo, to get the conversation going, they've collected some of the can't-miss watchdog journalism on fracking.
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High Plains Farmers Depleting Groundwater, Study Says

High Plains Farmers Depleting Groundwater, Study Says | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it

Irrigated agriculture is rapidly depleting groundwater resources in parts of the High Plains and the Central Valley region of California, which are both critical regions for food production, according to a new study.  According to the study, if...


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Brazil's 'Green City' a model for rest of Amazon

Brazil's 'Green City' a model for rest of Amazon | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
PARAGOMINAS, Brazil -- Just three years ago, the manmade fires here were so fierce smoke would blot out the Amazon sky, turning the days dark.

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Letters: Fracking – wonder fuel or toxic disaster?

Letters: Fracking – wonder fuel or toxic disaster? | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
The Chancellor has given a clear signal that he intends to thumb his nose at Britain's promise to reduce carbon emissions, undermining investment in renewable energy (“Osborne hints at watering down of commitment to cutting carbon...
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Using the All-American Canal for another nation's benefit

Using the All-American Canal for another nation's benefit | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
CALEXICO, Calif. — What's in a name? When it comes to the All-American Canal, apparently everything.
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Spring snow pack in the Arctic disappearing fast, Environment Canada warns - Macleans.ca

Spring snow pack in the Arctic disappearing fast, Environment Canada warns - Macleans.ca | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
Spring snow pack in the Arctic disappearing fast, Environment Canada warnsMacleans.caCombined with recent news that the Arctic sea ice retreated to an all-time low this summer, it suggests climate change may be happening much faster than expected,...
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Feeding the thirsty: Why we need integrated thinking on water and food security - AlertNet

Feeding the thirsty: Why we need integrated thinking on water and food security - AlertNet | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
In 1974 US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said hunger would be beaten in a decade.
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Drought: Farmers dig deeper, water tables drop, competition heats up

Drought: Farmers dig deeper, water tables drop, competition heats up | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
A drier 'new normal' is forcing US farmers to dig deeper wells. That affects water tables and municipal supplies, and, if climatologists are right about global warming, it could also mean more competition for less water in the future.
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A Brand New Ocean — on Saturn's Moon Titan

A Brand New Ocean — on Saturn's Moon Titan | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
One of the solar system's most complex moons has a warm and watery heart...

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Unlikely alliances bringing back dead rivers, barren landscapes, and farm yields

Unlikely alliances bringing back dead rivers, barren landscapes, and farm yields | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 19, 2012 - An unconventional approach that involves building alliances between groups competing for limited land and water resources has the potential to dramatically increase food production, boost rural inco...

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Can Anything Save the Drying Southwest?

Can Anything Save the Drying Southwest? | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
Many of the fruits and vegetables you eat come from a region that, before long could be too parched to grow anything...

 

The Southwest is climatically a dry region, but population pressures put an added strain on finite water resources and agricultural production typically consumes much of the world's available freshwater.  This article argues that California should follow the lead of Israel and use drip irrigation to conserve water while still producing food in a dry area. 


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Brazil's 'Green City' a model for rest of Amazon

Brazil's 'Green City' a model for rest of Amazon | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it
PARAGOMINAS, Brazil -- Just three years ago, the manmade fires here were so fierce smoke would blot out the Amazon sky, turning the days dark.

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Nanoparticles seek and destroy groundwater toxins | UNSW Newsroom

Nanoparticles seek and destroy groundwater toxins | UNSW Newsroom | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it

Iron nanoparticles encapsulated in a rust-preventing polymer coating could hold incredible potential for cleaning up groundwater contaminated with toxic chemicals, a leading water expert says.


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Water and Development

Water and Development | Global Water Resources | Scoop.it

When access to clean drinking water is an issue, it creates a web of developmental problems for a community.  For a video with more information about water/development statistics, but the organization http://charitywater.org see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHhwxvQqxg&feature=player_embedded


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