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World Water Week: On the Ground in Stockholm

It’s my third day here in Stockholm, home of World Water Week. In that time I’ve had opportunities to meet and discuss issues of safe water access, sanitation and water resource management with Dan Bena, Senior Director of Sustainable Development for PepsiCo,  Gary White, co-founder of Water.org and Amanda Gimble, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Safe Water…

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Video Friday: World Water Week – Cooperation for Water Access

2013 International Year of Water Cooperation Cooperation is key to effectively managing the challenge of securing safe and sustainable access to clean water for the global community. Cooperation between public and private organizations bring together the strengths and expertise of business, policymakers, scientists and community organizers that make possible real solutions. September 1st through 6th is World Water Week in…

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Carbon War Room Looks to Crowdfund $1MM to Move Caribbean Islands Off Fossil Fuels

Ten Island Renewable Challenge Small island states’ economies, societies and ecosystems have been burdened by the need to import oil, natural gas and coal since around the time the fossil fuel era began. Now threatened by the effects of climate change – rising sea levels and ocean acidification prominent among them – island states find themselves raising the risks that…

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Video Friday: Rising Great Lakes Water Temperature – A New Normal for the Region?

This video from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and posted on Peter Sinclair’s ClimateCrocks.com describes how decreasing ice has led to a rise in Great Lakes water temperature. Despite an increase in precipitation in the region, the increased water temperature has in turn increased evaporation, literally “sucking the lakes into the sky.” Lake levels have dropped to record lows of which they have…

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Keystone XL: First Big Test of President’s Climate Change Action Plan

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would transport liquefied bitumen from massive tar sands deposits in Alberta south through Midwest US watersheds and agricultural areas and on down to the Gulf of Mexico would significantly boost the carbon emissions that fuel climate change and thus fails to meet the criteria set out in President Obama’s recently announced National Climate Change…

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Video Friday: Philippe Cousteau Speaks on Water, Climate and Resource Challenges in the 21st Century

World-famous ocean and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau Jr. speaks of the relationship between water and climate, and the coming challenges of the 21st century to address human population and  resource demand in a changing climate. “We have to fundamentally change the environment, with each other our economic and political systems that drive a lot of the challenges we face today,…

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The energy water nexus in Europe: Tinsley Cooling Towers, Sheffield, England

The EU: Climate Change Threats at the Water-Energy Nexus

Climate change poses a growing threat across European Union society – at the nexus of water and energy resource availability and use in particular. Warming water temperatures and reduced river flows will make thermal coal and nuclear, as well as hydro power, plants vulnerable to rising costs, reduced availability and decreasing output, according to long-term study published by the International…

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