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Clean Water in the Philippines

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HOPE International Development Agency is a Canadian, non-profit, international development agency, located in New Westminster (Vancouver), BC. Many of our projects focus on clean water, sustainable living, health, and the environment.

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John Slifko's curator insight, November 2, 2013 3:06 PM

This site will cover water problems for children not only in the Philippines but globally.  The statistcs as you will see for the availability of clean water for the children of the world and the ravages and death it causes you will find shocking.  

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Deepening divide over climate change sparks fierce debate - Fox News

Deepening divide over climate change sparks fierce debate - Fox News | Water | Scoop.it
The Guardian Deepening divide over climate change sparks fierce debate Fox News "The dirty little secret is , we are now at 17 years and 8 months of no global warming," says Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs at the Cato Institute.
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New Orleans Pelicans partner with GNO Inc. to boost awareness of coastal restoration

New Orleans Pelicans partner with GNO Inc. to boost awareness of coastal restoration | Water | Scoop.it
Greater New Orleans, Inc. and the New Orleans Pelicans announced a partnership Wednesday (April 9) to promote economic growth in New Orleans and educate the public about the importance of coastal restoration to Southeast Louisiana.
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Can we use grass that needs less water?

Can we use grass that needs less water? | Water | Scoop.it
A number of drier cities in the United States have been offering incentives to get rid of lawns, but in Minnesota the question might more likely be about finding grass that needs less water.
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Mercury Rising: Protecting the Health of Humans, Waterways and Fish [infographic]

Mercury Rising: Protecting the Health of Humans, Waterways and Fish [infographic] | Water | Scoop.it

The news is abuzz with reports of mercury-contaminated fish traversing our waters, and www.fix.com has created an infographic entitled “Mercury Rising: Enjoy Fish Without the Risk” explaining the dangers of mercury, who it affects, and how to avoid consuming this neurotoxin. Mercury is found naturally in our environment, however, in high concentrations, it can be dangerous. Unfortunately, due to contaminated emissions from businesses such as power plants, cement plants, and chemical manufacturers, over 18 million acres of lakes, wetlands, and estuaries are now contaminated by mercury. Additionally, over 1.2 million river miles have also been contaminated, and those numbers are rising every year.


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World Not Ready for Climate Change, New Report Says

A new report to be released by the IPCC will tell the world it's not yet ready to face the risks of climate change.
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A Map of History's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluters

A Map of History's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluters | Water | Scoop.it

A select few countries have been responsible for the majority of the world's CO2 emissions since the '70s.

To know the biggest CO2 spewers in recent history, have a look at these animated maps from the Paris-based data designer "JeremY Boy." They show the countries responsible for the bulk of emissions since 1971, with pulsating, foul-looking clouds each representing 300 million tonnes of C02. Note that some countries are left blank due to missing or incomplete information (certain governments don't accurately track bunker fuels, for instance), and that the data refers only to emissions from burning fossil fuels, not smaller sources like incinerating waste materials.


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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, March 29, 9:34 AM

But while emissions are a global problem, the blame for producing them is not. A few countries have been disproportionately responsible for clouding the air with climate-bending gases. And though they may have cleaned up their act in recent years, significant damage has already been done.

 
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Three to face off in council race - The New Orleans Advocate

Three to face off in council race - The New Orleans Advocate | Water | Scoop.it
Three to face off in council race
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Overall, the project will consist of a 33-mile levee that officials expect to be included in the state's master plan for coastal restoration and protection.
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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Water | Scoop.it

It finds that according to the historical record even advanced, complex civilisations are susceptible to collapse, raising questions about the sustainability of modern civilisation:

 

"The fall of the Roman Empire, and the equally (if not more) advanced Han, Mauryan, and Gupta Empires, as well as so many advanced Mesopotamian Empires, are all testimony to the fact that advanced, sophisticated, complex, and creative civilizations can be both fragile and impermanent."

 

By investigating the human-nature dynamics of these past cases of collapse, the project identifies the most salient interrelated factors which explain civilisational decline, and which may help determine the risk of collapse today: namely, Population, Climate, Water, Agriculture, and Energy.


These factors can lead to collapse when they converge to generate two crucial social features: "the stretching of resources due to the strain placed on the ecological carrying capacity"; and "the economic stratification of society into Elites [rich] and Masses (or "Commoners") [poor]" These social phenomena have played "a central role in the character or in the process of the collapse," in all such cases over "the last five thousand years."


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Water Beliefs That No Longer Hold Water

Water Beliefs That No Longer Hold Water | Water | Scoop.it
A study recently published by researchers at the University of Indiana points out that Americans seem to have a “slippery grasp” of the amount of water consumed for and by different activities.
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What is Your Water Day? - YouTube

For many, the day they get access to safe water is one they will never forget. Water.org honors those special moments as we celebrate Water Day 2014. Join us...
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Water shortage as one of highest global risks: the WEF 2014 Global Risk Report

Water shortage as one of highest global risks: the WEF 2014 Global Risk Report | Water | Scoop.it
According to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF), there is “a continued and growing awareness of the global water crisis as a result of mismanagement and increased competition for

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Infographic: How Serious Are Our Water Issues?

Global water crisis has reached an all-time high. Addressing issues like limited water access and supply, GE is working towards technologies to ensure efficient implementation of water treatment and wastewater disposal systems.

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Intrinsic Value, Ecology, and Conservation | Learn Science at Scitable

Intrinsic Value, Ecology, and Conservation | Learn Science at Scitable | Water | Scoop.it
Do non-human organisms, species, and ecosystems have intrinsic value i.e., value in themselves, for what they are, or as ends? If so, what are the implications for conservation justification and practice?

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Showtime puts a face on climate change with nine-part series - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Showtime puts a face on climate change with nine-part series - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Water | Scoop.it
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Showtime puts a face on climate change with nine-part series Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Showtime presents "Years of Living Dangerously," a groundbreaking documentary event series which provides first-hand reports on those...
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Save an Old Growth Forest Tree: Switch from Virgin Fiber to Recycled Toilet Paper!

Save an Old Growth Forest Tree:  Switch from Virgin Fiber to Recycled Toilet Paper! | Water | Scoop.it
If every household in the United States replaced just one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper with one 100% recycled paper roll, we could save 423,900 trees!
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Leading the Way to Recovery

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The Bonaire Reef Pilot Project is a model for the Caribbean. Check out the work of the Coral Restoration Foundation at Buddy Dive Resort's house reef.

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thirsty for living water, samaritan woman, Jesus | Healthy Spirituality

thirsty for living water, samaritan woman, Jesus | Healthy Spirituality | Water | Scoop.it
Jesus said to her,” Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal ...
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ExxonMobil Report Reports Climate Change Policy Risks

ExxonMobil Report Reports Climate Change Policy Risks | Water | Scoop.it
Exxon Mobil issued a report Monday on the risks that climate change policies could pose to the value of its assets and future profitability, according to the Associated Press.
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Childfund Connect-Videos and photostories

Childfund Connect-Videos and photostories | Water | Scoop.it
ChildFund Connect is a global education program that connects children in communities in Australia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Vietnam, with the aim of exchanging cultures and learning about each other's lives.

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Marilyn Snider's curator insight, March 24, 9:38 PM

ChildFund Connect has a series of short films on DVD, capturing the meaning of water to children in different parts of the world. Over 700 children from Australia, Laos, Sri-Lanka, Timor-Leste and Vietnam were asked to think about what role water plays in their life, and to get creative in expressing this to other children around the world using pocket video cameras.

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Jennifer's Spectrum of Spirituality: Living Water

Jennifer's Spectrum of Spirituality: Living Water | Water | Scoop.it
We are baptized with water. We bless ourselves with water when we enter and exit mass. The priest sprinkles us with holy water during special feast days. The living water of Christ quenches are spiritual thirsts that forever ...
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The Water Risk Filter

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First tool to quantify water-realted risks for all industries in all countries.


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Anna Buxaderas's curator insight, March 26, 3:49 PM

The Water Risk Filter generates a score based on the physical, regulatory and reputational risk related to water in basins around the world. It also includes an extensive risk-mitigation toolbox, allowing the user to reference relevant case studies demonstrating actions to improve water management.

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Climate change warnings met with denial from Ottawa, NDP says

Climate change warnings met with denial from Ottawa, NDP says | Water | Scoop.it
Megan Leslie says a new UN report on the impact of climate change is a call to action, with a message that it's not too late to act. But the New Democrats' environment

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What Lies Beneath: Scientists Get First Peek at Rare Deep-Sea Life - NBC News

What Lies Beneath: Scientists Get First Peek at Rare Deep-Sea Life - NBC News | Water | Scoop.it
A crushing dive into the ocean's darkest realms has revealed surprising differences among the marine life that populates the Pacific Ocean's deepest depths.R...
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