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The California drought is "exceptional" in nearly the entire state and continues to worsen. Is this a global harbinger of things to come?

California’s Drought is a Global Warning

California drought is “exceptional” and getting worse While many places in the U.S. suffer from drought, no state is suffering more than California. For three years, the nation’s most populace state has been enduring one of the worst droughts since record-keeping started in 1885. The long stretch of subnormal precipitation dates back to 2011. In 2012, the drought had already reached historic proportions…

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$11.9 Trillion: Price Tag on Climate Change Coral Reef Impacts

Small island developing states (SIDS) are being affected disproportionately by sea level rise and the effects of climate change. They’re calling for change, releasing two research studies and urging drastic changes to reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Plastic Bank receives innovation award for first 3D printing from recycled plastic

Plastic Bank: First 3D Printed Items Made from Recycled Ocean Plastic

World Ocean Day: Saving the ocean from plastic pollution Sunday, June 8 was officially World Ocean Day. At a time when we find the world’s oceans in crisis from acidification, warming surface temperatures, overfishing and pollution, calling attention to the health of our oceans is of paramount importance. Last summer year we introduced our readers to the Plastic Bank, a new…

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Morocco Awards Contract to Build Largest Water Desalination Plant

The threat and rising costs of climate change are already apparent in Morocco, which is experiencing more frequent droughts and shorter growing seasons. The government is turning to seawater desalination as a means to compensate.

AWEA meet amid soaring growth in wind installation and continued uncertainty regarding leadership in Congress

U.S. Wind Industry Gathers Amid Record-Setting Construction, Market Uncertainty

More wind power capacity is under construction today than at any time in industry history, the AWEA highlights in its Q1 2014 market report, but the outlook is being dimmed by ongoing uncertainty over US energy policy. Upon completion, they’ll generate enough clean, renewable electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 4 million average U.S. homes.

Managing the water-energy nexus in a climate change world

Synergistic Solutions to the Water Energy Nexus

March 22 was World Water Day and the theme for 2014 is Water and Energy. Water and energy can be perceived as almost synonymous. Water is required to generate energy and water is also a major draw on energy. The fifth edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2014) reiterates the point that water and energy are…

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Water efficiency is the focus with the EPA WaterSense Fix-a-Leak Week

EPA WaterSense Fix-A-Leak Week Raises Awareness, Promotes Water Efficiency

Ample freshwater supplies are critical to American households, businesses, institutions and industry, as well as ecosystems, but they’re increasingly under stress. Fortunately, Americans can do a lot to improve the situation by taking a few simple, inexpensive steps. Aiming to raise awareness and boost water conservation and water efficiency, the EPA WaterSense partnership program is sponsoring and hosting events around the country as part of Fix-A-Leak week.