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Archive: Water

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

12 May 2016

Saving Amphibians: The Quest To Protect Threatened Species

by JIM ROBBINS
The decline of the world’s amphibians continues, with causes ranging from fungal diseases to warmer and drier climates. Now, researchers are looking at ways to intervene with triage measures that could help save the most vulnerable populations. READ MORE

05 May 2016

Abrupt Sea Level Rise Looms As Increasingly Realistic Threat

by NICOLA JONES
Ninety-nine percent of the planet's freshwater ice is locked up in the Antarctic and Greenland ice caps. Now, a growing number of studies are raising the possibility that as those ice sheets melt, sea levels could rise by six feet this century, and far higher in the next, flooding many of the world's populated coastal areas. READ MORE

13 Apr 2016

How Satellites and Big Data Can Help to Save the Oceans

by DOUGLAS MCCAULEY
With new marine protected areas and an emerging U.N. treaty, global ocean conservation efforts are on the verge of a major advance. But to enforce these ambitious initiatives, new satellite-based technologies and newly available online data must be harnessed. READ MORE

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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

29 Mar 2016: As U.S. Oil Production Increases, More Americans At Risk of Man-Made Quakes


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