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Archive: Water

04 Aug 2014

As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts

by DAVE LEVITAN
Small hydropower projects have the potential to bring electricity to millions of people now living off the grid. But experts warn that planners must carefully consider the cumulative effects of constructing too many small dams in a single watershed. READ MORE

28 Jul 2014

Why Restoring Wetlands Is More Critical Than Ever

by BRUCE STUTZ
Along the Delaware River estuary, efforts are underway to restore wetlands lost due to centuries of human activity. With sea levels rising, coastal communities there and and elsewhere in the U.S. and Europe are realizing the value of wetlands as important buffers against flooding and tidal surges. READ MORE

10 Jul 2014

Loss of Snowpack and Glaciers In Rockies Poses Water Threat

by ED STRUZIK
From the Columbia River basin in the U.S. to the Prairie Provinces of Canada, scientists and policy makers are confronting a future in which the loss of snow and ice in the Rocky Mountains could imperil water supplies for agriculture, cities and towns, and hydropower production. READ MORE

24 Jun 2014

Life on the Mississippi: Tale of the Lost River Shrimp

by PAUL GREENBERG
The 20th-century re-engineering of the Mississippi River wreaked havoc on natural systems and devastated once-abundant populations of native river shrimp. Biologist Paul Hartfield has focused his work on studying these creatures, which were known for making one of the world’s great migrations. READ MORE

12 Jun 2014

Can Waterless Dyeing Processes Clean Up the Clothing Industry?

by LYDIA HEIDA
One of the world’s most polluting industries is the textile-dyeing sector, which in China and other Asian nations releases trillions of liters of chemically tainted wastewater. But new waterless dyeing technologies, if adopted on a large scale, could sharply cut pollution from the clothing industry. READ MORE

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14 Aug 2014: Some Chemicals in Fracking Fluids Raise Red Flags, Researchers Say

06 Aug 2014: Western U.S. In Its Quietest Fire Season In A Decade, Officials Report

04 Aug 2014: California Takes Steps to Curb Lawn Watering During Severe Drought

25 Jul 2014: Southwestern U.S. Aquifers Are Extremely Low, NASA Data Show

15 Jul 2014: California Agriculture Relying Too Heavily on Groundwater in Drought

14 Jul 2014: Human Activity Has Caused Long-term Australian Drought, Model Shows

12 Jun 2014: U.S. Breweries Cut Water Use Amid Widespread Drought Conditions

11 Jun 2014: Group Will Pay Farmers To Create Temporary Migratory Bird Habitat

21 May 2014: Trash-scooping Water Wheel Cleans up Garbage From Baltimore Harbor

13 May 2014: Half of U.S. is Experiencing Some Degree of Drought, Analysis Finds


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