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Archive: Water

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

23 Oct 2014

Albania’s Coastal Wetlands: Killing Field for Migrating Birds

by PHIL MCKENNA
Millions of birds migrating between Africa and Europe are being illegally hunted on the Balkan Peninsula, with the most egregious poaching occurring in Albania. Conservationists and the European Commission are calling for an end to the carnage. READ MORE

11 Sep 2014

A Red Dirt Town: An Enduring Legacy Of Toxic Pollution in Southern Waters

The second-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest examines the legacy of pollution in Anniston, Alabama, the former home of a Monsanto chemical factory. Produced by Spenser Gabin, the video tells the story of how PCBs from the Monsanto plant contaminated the town’s waterways and continue to taint the fish that are popular with local anglers. READ MORE

25 Aug 2014

Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water

by FRED PEARCE
Conflicts over water have long haunted the Middle East. Yet in the current fighting in Iraq, the major dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are seen not just as strategic targets but as powerful weapons of war. READ MORE

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

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18 Dec 2014: Clearing Rainforests Distorts Global Rainfall and Agriculture, Study Says

17 Dec 2014: Obama Protects Alaska's Bristol Bay From Oil and Gas Development

25 Nov 2014: China’s Lake Ebinur Has Been Shrinking Dramatically, NASA Image Shows

28 Oct 2014: Scientists Find Seafloor Fallout Plume of Oil from Deepwater Horizon Spill

27 Oct 2014: Forests Protect Waterways From Nitrogen Pollution, Researchers Find

21 Oct 2014: Desert and Mediterranean Plants More Resistant to Drought than Expected

26 Sep 2014: Aral Sea Basin Dry for First Time in Modern History, Images Show

23 Sep 2014: Food Security Issues Often Neglected After Extreme Weather Events

03 Sep 2014: Mobile Phone Networks Can Help Monitor Global Rainfall, Study Says

02 Sep 2014: Six Strategies Could End Global Water Stress by 2050, Scientists Say


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