Category: Water

Some California Farmers to Cut Water Use to Ease Drought

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Originally Published by New York TimesEver since the Gold Rush, California farmers have staked their claim to water and ferociously protected the rights to use it to irrigate the crops that have made the state the grocer for the nation.

Recharge pools could help quench future California droughts

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Originally Published by New Scientist – EnvironmentCalifornia could solve its water problems, and cope with climate change, by actively refilling its overdrawn aquifers

How rivers regulate global carbon cycle

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Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDailyRiver transport of carbon to the ocean is not on a scale that will solve our carbon dioxide problem, but we haven’t known how much carbon the world’s rivers routinely flush into the ocean, until now. Scientists calculated the first direct estimate of how much and in […]

Warm Water and Strange Weather May Be Connected

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Originally Published by NASA Earth ObservatoryTemperature anomalies in the eastern Pacific Ocean are both influencing and being influenced by unusual weather patterns. The effects are rippling through the marine environment.

Global flood toll to triple by 2030

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report.

UK to pioneer lagoon power plants

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.

Growing Risks to India’s Water Supply Mapped With New Online Tool

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360 A new online tool could help water users in India understand the risks to their water supply, which is dwindling and increasingly

Slushy wave off coast of Nantucket

Originally Published by EarthSkyView larger. As you well know if you live there, the eastern United States has been in a deep freeze throughout February, 2015. Wave after wave of ice and snowstorms have hit the region, and NASA says that hundreds (maybe thousands) of records have been set for daily low temperatures. Now, from […]

Science, Science Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink: Three Solutions for an Outdated System

Scientific research should be primarily driven by the need to serve society. This article focuses on water as an example, although the solutions proposed could apply to many other fields.

Leaky wells, not fracking, polluted US drinking water

Originally Published by New Scientist – The act of fracking is probably not contaminating US drinking water – the real problem is leaks from the wells that bring natural gas to the surface