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Archive: Water

17 Dec 2015

Indonesian Coal Mining Boom Is Leaving Trail of Destruction

by MIKE IVES
Since 2000, Indonesian coal production has increased five-fold to meet growing domestic demand for electricity and feed export markets in Asia. The intensive mining is leading to the clearing of rainforest and the pollution of rivers and rice paddies. READ MORE

24 Nov 2015

For Storing Electricity, Utilities Are Turning to Pumped Hydro

by JOHN ROACH
High-tech batteries may be garnering the headlines. But utilities from Spain to China are increasingly relying on pumped storage hydroelectricity – first used in the 1890s – to overcome the intermittent nature of wind and solar power. READ MORE

19 Nov 2015

On Thin Ice: Big Northern Lakes Are Being Rapidly Transformed

by CHERYL KATZ
As temperatures rise, the world’s iconic northern lakes are undergoing major changes that include swiftly warming waters, diminished ice cover, and outbreaks of harmful algae. Now, a global consortium of scientists is trying to assess the toll. READ MORE

12 Nov 2015

The Haunting Legacy of South Africa’s Gold Mines

by MARK OLALDE
Thousands of abandoned gold mines are scattered across South Africa, polluting the water with toxics and filling the air with noxious dust. For the millions of people who live around these derelict sites, the health impacts can be severe. READ MORE

03 Nov 2015

A Tale of Two Northern European Cities: Meeting the Challenges of Sea Level Rise

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
For centuries, Rotterdam and Hamburg have had to contend with the threat of storm surges and floods. Now, as sea levels rise, planners are looking at innovative ways to make these cities more resilient, with new approaches that could hold lessons for vulnerable urban areas around the world. READ MORE

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11 Jan 2016: Scientists Warn of Biodiversity Impacts of Major Hydropower Projects

05 Jan 2016: NASA Images Show Swelling Of Mississippi From Massive Flooding

04 Jan 2016: More Than Half of Power Plants
Could be Hampered by Climate Change

04 Jan 2016: More than Half of Power Plants Could be Hampered by Climate Change

18 Dec 2015: Marshes Likely More Resilient To Sea Level Rise Than Thought, Study Says

17 Dec 2015: Severe Toxic Algal Blooms Likely To Double in Lake Erie with Warming

18 Nov 2015: Icelandic Ice Cap Gains Mass for First Time in Two Decades, Researchers Say

17 Nov 2015: New Study Finds Limited and Uneven Water Reserves Near Earth's Surface

12 Nov 2015: Two Billion People at Risk of Losing Water Supplies Due to Snowpack Loss

30 Oct 2015: Thousand-Year Storm Event Leads to Striking Flooding in Death Valley


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