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Archive: Water

03 Apr 2014

New Satellite Boosts Research On Global Rainfall and Climate

by NICOLA JONES
Although it may seem simple, measuring rainfall worldwide has proven to be a difficult job for scientists. But a recently launched satellite is set to change that, providing data that could help in understanding whether global rainfall really is increasing as the planet warms. READ MORE

31 Mar 2014

Scientists Focus on Polar Waters As Threat of Acidification Grows

by JO CHANDLER
A sophisticated and challenging experiment in Antarctica is the latest effort to study ocean acidification in the polar regions, where frigid waters are expected to feel most acutely the ecological impacts of acidic conditions not seen in millions of years. READ MORE

27 Mar 2014

On Ravaged Tar Sands Lands, Big Challenges for Reclamation

by ED STRUZIK
The mining of Canada’s tar sands has destroyed large areas of sensitive wetlands in Alberta. Oil sands companies have vowed to reclaim this land, but little restoration has occurred so far and many scientists say it is virtually impossible to rebuild these complex ecosystems. READ MORE

24 Mar 2014

UN Climate Report Is Cautious On Making Specific Predictions

by FRED PEARCE
The draft of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the world faces serious risks from warming and that the poor are especially vulnerable. But it avoids the kinds of specific forecasts that have sparked controversy in the past. READ MORE

20 Feb 2014

Life on Mekong Faces Threats As Major Dams Begin to Rise

by JOSHUA ZAFFOS
With a massive dam under construction in Laos and other dams on the way, the Mekong River is facing a wave of hydroelectric projects that could profoundly alter the river’s ecology and disrupt the food supplies of millions of people in Southeast Asia. READ MORE

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26 Mar 2014: New Satellite Tracks Global Precipitation in Unprecedented Detail

10 Mar 2014: Arsenic Remediation Project Will Begin Decontaminating Water in India

10 Feb 2014: Photo Essay: In New Orleans, an Architect Makes Water His Ally

23 Jan 2014: NASA Images Show Severity Of California's Record-Setting Drought

23 Dec 2013: Russian Oil Giant Becomes First in World to Pump Oil From Arctic

07 Nov 2013: Grand Canyon 'Zombie' Uranium Mine on Hold for Financial Reasons

16 Oct 2013: Photo Essay: Focusing a Lens on China's Environmental Challenges


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