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Will Water Become the Chief Commodity of the 21st Century?: Scientific American

Will Water Become the Chief Commodity of the 21st Century?: Scientific American | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The world faces a growing number of challenges surrounding water, from freshwater supply to flooding...
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Water-wise biofuel crop study to alter plants metabolic, photosynthesis process

Water-wise biofuel crop study to alter plants metabolic, photosynthesis process | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Putting the water-use-efficient and turbo-charged photosynthesis from plants such as agave into woody biomass plants such as poplar can hedge against predicted long-term increases in temperatures and reduced precipitation.
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HowStuffWorks "What if people wanted to use icebergs as a source of fresh water"

HowStuffWorks "What if people wanted to use icebergs as a source of fresh water" | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Using icebergs for water could help supply places where water is in high demand but little supply. Learn about the possibility of using icebergs for water.
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Researchers Calculate Wind Power Could Meet Global Energy Demand

Researchers Calculate Wind Power Could Meet Global Energy Demand | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it

N ew research from Carnegie Institute for Science's Ken Caldeira examines the limits of the amount of power that could be harvested from winds, as well as the effects high-altitude wind power could have on the climate as a whole. Their work is published September 9 by Nature Climate Change.

The work supports Jose Cordeiro's view that the Energularity is near.

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Designer creates solar powered oven to cheaply freshen salt water

Designer creates solar powered oven to cheaply freshen salt water | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Designer Gabriele Diamanti has created a solar oven he calls the Eliodomestico (household-sun); its purpose is to boil saltwater to produce clean drinking water for people in places where such water is difficult or impossible to obtain.
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The Clean Water Act turns 40

The Clean Water Act turns 40 | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
America's landmark water law will be 40 years old this fall. But amid old legal doubts and new environmental dangers, it may be facing a midlife crisis.
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Fertilizer Alternative Eliminates Water Pollution Risk | News | Laboratory Equipment

Fertilizer Alternative Eliminates Water Pollution Risk | News | Laboratory Equipment | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A scientist has found a green alternative to a type of fertilizer additive that is believed to contribute to the accumulation of heavy metals in waterways.
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Biomass 'on rise despite drought'

Biomass 'on rise despite drought' | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The carbon storage capacity of protected forests in West Africa increases despite the region suffering a 40-year drought, a study suggests.
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Water Wars - Nine Thirsty Regions where H20 Conflict is Steaming

Water Wars - Nine Thirsty Regions where H20 Conflict is Steaming | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
“I’d kill for a drink of water,” could be a military call-to-arms soon, as the planet’s most essential commodity is swallowed, evaporated, polluted, and utilized at unsustainable levels.
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U.S. Drought Could Cause Global Unrest

U.S. Drought Could Cause Global Unrest | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Twice in the last five years, rising food prices triggered global waves of social unrest. With drought baking U.S. crops, another round of s...
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Vast African water source found

Vast African water source found | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A newly discovered water source in Namibia could have a major impact on development in the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Gray water systems: Good idea or bad mistake?

Gray water systems: Good idea or bad mistake? | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
It is possible to clean and filter gray water and reuse it both inside our homes and for irrigation, but it takes effort to do it right and it comes with challenges.
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Social Media for Scientists |Will life-science researchers embrace the online tools for networking? The Scientist

Social Media for Scientists |Will life-science researchers embrace the online tools for networking? The Scientist | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it

Today, networking is the way that much of global business gets done. According to a survey of more than 170,000 professionals by Kelly Services, 48 percent of respondents from Asia Pacific countries said they thought it was acceptable to use social media for personal use at work, compared with 31 percent in Europe and only 16 percent in the United States. Whether it’s a simple connection on Facebook, or a group of professionals assembled via online connections to perform an intricate project, global online networking is a key ingredient to being successful on the world stage.

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Plasma Gasification Raises Hopes of Clean Energy From Garbage

Plasma Gasification Raises Hopes of Clean Energy From Garbage | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
This alternative to mass-burn incineration, proponents say, disposes of garbage and toxic contaminants while minimizing emissions and providing electricity and usable byproducts.
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Nano-velcro used for fast, inexpensive testing of mercury levels | KurzweilAI

Nano-velcro used for fast, inexpensive testing of mercury levels | KurzweilAI | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
(Credit: Northwestern University) Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Northwestern University have devised a simple,...
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Amazon fungi help create clouds, rain

Amazon fungi help create clouds, rain | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Salty potassium specks from the rainforest floor help seed the rainclouds in the Amazon.
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Five Future Trends in Agriculture | Jump the Curve with Jack Uldrich

Five Future Trends in Agriculture | Jump the Curve with Jack Uldrich | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Futurist Jack Uldrich lays out five trends which will shape the future agriculture in the coming decade.
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World's Biggest Ultraviolet Water-Cleaning Plant to Open

World's Biggest Ultraviolet Water-Cleaning Plant to Open | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Now UV rays will blast the water New York City drinks.
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Three Smart Things About Water | Wired Science | Wired.com

Three Smart Things About Water | Wired Science | Wired.com | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Water comes in three states, right? Not exactly. There are at least 22 different phases of water.
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Water From Water - Desalination

"Water from Water" discusses the need to supplement world-wide water supplies and explains the vital role that desalination must play in increasing the world...
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The Toilet is Obsolete: How Science Is Redefining Waste

The Toilet is Obsolete: How Science Is Redefining Waste | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Today more than ever, politicians, engineers, researchers and citizens are actively seeking out ways to reduce our production of waste — everything from industrial byproducts, to old and outdated electronics, to human excrement.
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Scientists use microbes to make 'clean' methane

Scientists use microbes to make 'clean' methane | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Microbes that convert electricity into methane gas could become an important source of renewable energy, according to scientists.
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Rusnano, I2BF Fund Targets Nanotechnology for Water, Agriculture

Rusnano, I2BF Fund Targets Nanotechnology for Water, Agriculture | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Rusnano Capital LLC teamed up with
New York-based I2BF Global Ventures to invest $150 million in
nanotechnologies for Russia’s agriculture and water industries.
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Severe Drought Expected to Worsen Across the Nation

Severe Drought Expected to Worsen Across the Nation | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The latest forecasts call for increasingly dry conditions over much of the nation’s breadbasket, which could lead to higher food prices and reduced revenues in tourist areas.
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