Tag Archives: Water Resources

EarthTalk: The Deep Carbon Footprint of Water Managament

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I read somewhere that our various systems for collecting, distributing and treating water are very energy intensive and, as such, contribute significantly to global warming. How does that happen and what can we do to correct such problems?            — Marina Shaw, Monroe, CT It’s …

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Drying Up: How Should China Deal with Growing Threat of Water Scarcity and Drought?

Now facing a water crisis, China cannot rely on large-scale infrastructure projects to solve the problem, according to a new ADB report, which proposes a three-pronged solution based on reducing demand through water conservation, improving the efficiency of water distribution and use, and better disaster preparedness.

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Broadband Report Highlights ICT’s Role in Low-Carbon Economy Transformation

A new Broadband Commission report illustrates "the kind of transformative solutions" information and telecommunications (ICT) and broadband technology can provide to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.

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Satellite Studies Reveal Groundwater Depletion around the World

Access to freshwater resources has always been a critical need for human and all forms of life on Earth. With a world population estimated at just shy of 7 billion and growing, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says agricultural production will need to increase 70% by 2050. As agriculture takes up most of human water use, that’s going to put vastly greater demands …

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Effects of Global Warming Posing Threats from the Arctic to Australia

Arctic sea ice - 2011

It seems climate change deniers will try every trick in the book and go to almost any lengths to spread their message and gain supporters. You can't deny what people and all forms of life around the world are experiencing, however, or the growing mountain of evidence supporting climate change theory being amassed by good, honest climate science for that matter.

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World Water Week 2011: The Business of Water Management Requires Collaboration

World Water Week opens on August 22

World Water Week is the annual meeting place for the planet’s most urgent water-related issues. Organized by Stockholm International Water Institute, it brings together the world’s experts, practitioners, decision makers and leaders to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions. World Water Week opened in Stockholm on Monday August 22nd with calls for better urban water management to ensure food and water security. …

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Earthtalk: Greening Your School and the Climate and the Environmental Impacts of Ocean Water Desalinization

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I want to convince my high school to go green. What would it cost for a school to switch to all recycled paper products and all energy efficient lighting? -Danel Berman, via e-mail Greening your school is a great idea. It will not only …

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