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Archive: Water

09 Aug 2016

Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throwaway Clothing Culture

by MARC GUNTHER
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman, and child. In the U.S. and around the world, a growing number of environmentalists and clothing industry executives say it’s time to end the wasteful clothing culture and begin making new apparel out of old items on a large scale. READ MORE

19 Jul 2016

Views: Los Angeles Aims to Revitalize a Concrete River

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19 Jul 2016

How to Restore an Urban River? Los Angeles Looks to Find Out

by JIM ROBBINS
Officials are moving ahead with a major revitalization of the Los Angeles River – removing miles of concrete along its banks and re-greening areas now covered with pavement. But the project raises an intriguing question: Just how much of an urban river can be returned to nature? READ MORE

29 Jun 2016

Floating Solar: A Win-Win for Drought-Stricken Lakes in U.S.

by PHILIP WARBURG
Floating solar panel arrays are increasingly being deployed in places as diverse as Brazil and Japan. One prime spot for these “floatovoltaic” projects could be the sunbaked U.S. Southwest, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs. READ MORE

16 May 2016

As Drought Grips South Africa, A Conflict Over Water and Coal

by KEITH SCHNEIDER
Facing one of the worst droughts in memory, South Africa’s leaders have doubled down on their support of the water-intensive coal industry. But clean energy advocates say the smartest move would be to back the country’s burgeoning wind and solar power sectors. READ MORE

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09 Aug 2016: Climate Change Has Caused World's Second Largest Lake To Stop Mixing

22 Jun 2016: New NASA Visualization
Illustrates Severity of Recent Texas Floods

06 Jun 2016: Fish Choose Plastic Over Zooplankton in Polluted Waters

26 May 2016: For the Endangered American Eel, A Long, Slippery Road to Recovery

24 May 2016: Peru Declares Emergency to Fight Mercury Pollution from Gold Mines

19 May 2016: Brewing Company Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings to Save Wildlife

25 Apr 2016: Scientists Discover Antarctic Lake That Could Contain Unique Life Forms

22 Apr 2016: Brazilian Officials Put a Hold on Mega-Dam Project in the Amazon

20 Apr 2016: Entries Invited for Third Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

12 Apr 2016: Scientists Reimagine The Tree of Life With New Microbe Knowledge


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