Monthly Archives: March 2014

Global Warming Will Harm Agriculture

27 Mar, 2014 - By

Global Warming Will Harm Agriculture Sooner Than Previously Thought As hundreds of government officials and scientists huddle this week in Yokohama, Japan to polish the final draft of a major climate report, new research is revealing the depth and urgency of the puzzle the world must solve. Growing more food in the coming decades may […]

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Water and Energy Face Off on an Uneven Playing Field

24 Mar, 2014 - By

UN Report: Water and Energy Face Off on an Uneven Playing Field The world’s growing hunger for energy, particularly in booming China, India, and the Middle East, will increase the potential for conflicts over water resources, according to a United Nations report on the connections between water use and energy consumption. Though the production and […]

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World Water Day – March 22nd

22 Mar, 2014 - By

World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers. In 2014, the UN […]

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California Drought Dries Up Hydro, But Power Stays On

18 Mar, 2014 - By

California’s record drought has parched crops, but hasn’t yet dimmed lights or choked the flow of electricity, even though the Golden State, with more than 300 dams, has long been a hydroelectricity leader among U.S. states. California’s hydro plants generated less power in 2013 than they had in 21 years, but the state’s water crisis […]

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What the West’s Ancient Droughts Say About Its Future

18 Mar, 2014 - By

A millennium ago—just yesterday, in geologic time—Native Americans waited all winter for rains that never came. They waited the next winter and the next. Then the marshes of their sacred San Francisco Bay turned from cattails to salt grass. Fishing declined and the Native Americans could no longer rely on the bounty of the bay. Finally, they […]

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The American Nile

18 Mar, 2014 - By

  The mighty Colorado, the life and soul of the West, is one of the most tapped rivers in the world. Can it be saved? For six million years the Colorado River and its dozens of spectacular tributaries carved out the Grand Canyon and scoured the Rockies, flushing mineral-rich sediment to the sea. These rivers weren’t always in […]

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Investing in Water: Demand Outweighs Supply

03 Mar, 2014 - By

Stella Thomas Interview with Millionaire Corner. In the world of economics, nothing is more true than the standard of “supply and demand’’. Because of that, no alternative investment seems more ripe for investment and growth potential than water. Put quite simply, the world is running out of potable water and there is no source outside […]

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