Monthly Archives: September 2011

Water in Ireland Will No Longer Be Free

18 Sep, 2011 - By

Ireland is surely one of the greenest countries in the world, but its management of freshwater in recent times has been anything but green. Some 41 percent of the nation’s drinking water leaks out of delivery pipes – twice the UK average. That’s a costly loss given the expense of treating and pumping that water to […]

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New Film Highlights Hydropower Dams and Food Security Concerns in Cambodia

18 Sep, 2011 - By

Scientists and conservation experts are urging the government of Cambodia to put a moratorium on the development of hydropower dams, and now Conservation International has released a new short film, Hydropower Impacts and Alternatives, that takes a closer look at the issues surrounding the dam construction in the 3-S basin within the Greater Mekong River System. There is a […]

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Four Water Resolutions for a Sustainable Planet

18 Sep, 2011 - By

Most of us have been taught since childhood to be careful in our use of water.  We’ve been encouraged to take shorter showers, not let the water faucet run while brushing our teeth or shaving, or to install water-efficient plumbing fixtures such as low-flow toilets in our homes to conserve water. Each of these water-saving […]

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Groundwater Depletion Accelerates Sea-Level Rise

18 Sep, 2011 - By

Groundwater depletion will soon be as important a factor in contributing to sea-level rise as the melting of glaciers other than those in Greenland and Antarctica, scientists say. That’s because water pumped out of the ground for irrigation, industrial uses, and even drinking must go somewhere after it’s used—and, whether it runs directly into streams […]

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