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Archive: Water

26 Feb 2015

In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation

by FRED PEARCE
Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends. Now, after decades of government-abetted abuse of these regions, a new conservation strategy of working with local communities is showing signs of success. READ MORE

12 Feb 2015

Atlantic Sturgeon: An Ancient Fish Struggles Against the Flow

by TED WILLIAMS
Once abundant in the rivers of eastern North America, the Atlantic sturgeon has suffered a catastrophic crash in its populations. But new protections under the U.S. Endangered Species Act are giving reason for hope for one of the world’s oldest fish species. READ MORE

05 Feb 2015

Agricultural Movement Tackles Challenges of a Warming World

by LISA PALMER
With temperatures rising and extreme weather becoming more frequent, the “climate-smart agriculture” campaign is using a host of measures — from new planting practices to improved water management — to keep farmers ahead of the disruptive impacts of climate change. READ MORE

05 Jan 2015

For California Salmon, Drought And Warm Water Mean Trouble

by ALASTAIR BLAND
With record drought and warming waters due to climate change, scientists are concerned that the future for Chinook salmon — a critical part of the state’s fishing industry — is in jeopardy in California. READ MORE

04 Dec 2014

A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

by FRED PEARCE
The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems that will serve as a natural barrier against future killer waves and storms. READ MORE

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27 Feb 2015: Growing Risks to India's Water Supply Mapped With New Online Tool

25 Feb 2015: Global Pesticide Map Shows Large Areas of High Water Pollution Risk

23 Feb 2015: Large-scale Pumping Can Return Oxygen To Deep Waters, Study Finds

13 Feb 2015: Study Says U.S. Southwest Set To Face Unprecedented Drying This Century

10 Feb 2015: Flooding in U.S. Midwest Is Becoming More Frequent, Research Shows

02 Feb 2015: Many California Farms and Orchards Idled By Drought, NASA Maps Show

26 Jan 2015: Oil Spills Can Lead to Toxic Arsenic Water Contamination, Study Says

22 Jan 2015: Draining of Greenland Lakes Signals Massive Melting, Researchers Say

21 Jan 2015: Filtering Polluted Stormwater Through Soil Can Protect Salmon, Study Says

13 Jan 2015: California Still in Widespread Drought, Despite Heavy Precipitation


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