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Archive: Water

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

03 Jun 2014

New Desalination Technologies Spur Growth in Recyling Water

by CHERYL KATZ
Desalination has long been associated with one process — turning seawater into drinking water. But a host of new technologies are being developed that not only are improving traditional desalination but opening up new frontiers in reusing everything from agricultural water to industrial effluent. READ MORE

27 May 2014

As Dairy Farms Grow Bigger, New Concerns About Pollution

by ELIZABETH GROSSMAN
Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers. READ MORE

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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

02 May 2014: Fracking May Induce Quakes at Greater Distance than Previously Thought

22 Apr 2014: Run-of-River Hydropower Set For Big Gains, Turbine Maker Predicts

18 Apr 2014: Scale and Extent of Dam Boom In China Is Detailed in Mapping Project

08 Apr 2014: A Personal Note on Peter Matthiessen, Who Wrote Eloquently of the Natural World


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