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Growing Food Demand Strains Energy, Water Supplies - National Geographic

Growing Food Demand Strains Energy, Water Supplies - National Geographic | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

Excessive water pumping has strained both water and energy supplies in India, China and other hot spots around the world.

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Down hoses for wildlife, conservationists urge

Down hoses for wildlife, conservationists urge | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"One of the worst droughts in living memory is gripping southern and eastern areas and RSPB experts are predicting breeding failures for some our most threatened wetland birds as well as the increased threat of fire facing wildlife-rich heathlands.

Today sees the introduction of a hosepipe ban by seven water companies and people are being urged to consider the impact their water use will have on nature."

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FAO: Success in hunger fight hinges on better use of water

FAO: Success in hunger fight hinges on better use of water | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

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Water firms enact hosepipe bans

Water firms enact hosepipe bans | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

Hosepipe bans affecting about 20 million customers have been introduced by seven water authorities in parts of southern and eastern England. ... Anglian Water managing director Peter Simpson said: "Two dry winters have prevented rivers, reservoirs and aquifers from refilling with the water we treat and supply the rest of the year, especially during the hotter months when demand rises."

Sutton and East Surrey operations manager Mike Hegarty, meanwhile, warned there was no end in sight to the situation. "We have said from the outset that we very much regret having to impose this bar but this drought is becoming increasingly serious."

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The Environment Is So Bad in North Korea, They'll Even Let Americans Help

The Environment Is So Bad in North Korea, They'll Even Let Americans Help | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
The environmental degradation in North Korean has become so severe, North Korea invited a group of five Americans to Pyongyang last month to talk about restoration and food security.
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Drought will cause a 'wildlife tragedy', says Environment Agency

Drought will cause a 'wildlife tragedy', says Environment Agency | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Much of Britain's wildlife, from dragonflies to water voles, faces a difficult summer because of the drought, the Environment Agency has warned.
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