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Four IWRM Papers, 2: The Anthropocene & New Paradigms; Horizontal & Vertical; Oil & Gas; CC Adaptation

15 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here are four more worthwhile papers examining IWRM - Integrated Water Resources Management. They appeared in a recent special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development (Volume 30, Issue 3). All present somewhat unusual aspects of IWRM. 1) A new paradigm for water? A comparative review of integrated,...

Shocking drought data from NASA

It's bad. Really bad: A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The...Show More Summary

Three IWRM Papers: Revisited? Debate Forum? Going Contemporary? Going Nowhere? Going, Going, Gone?

Here are several worthwhile papers examining IWRM - Integrated Water Resources Management. They appeared in a recent special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development (Volume 30, Issue 3). Cecilia Tortajada's paper served as the introductory piece. Neil Grigg and Malin Falkenmark are also well-known in the realm...

How much does it cost to eat a steak?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How much does it cost to eat a steak? Over at Science Friday, they're taking on that question not in terms of dollars but in terms of land and water use. Beef stacks up highest by far among animal proteins in resource consumption, using up 28 times the amount of land than poultry does. Read more...

Quinn expands Clean Water Initiative

Brady Cremeens Illinois News Network 7/24/14 OAK LAWN — Municipalities looking to address flooding issues and clean up drinking water have expanded access to resources as a result of the expansion of the Clean Water Initiative – a government-funded program created in 2012. On Wednesday, Quinn signed legislation that makes local stormwater management and treatment...

Parched West is using up underground water: Study points to grave implications for Western U.S. water supply

A new study finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.

Mixing the Perfect Natural Capital Cocktail

Natural Capital can be defined as the world's stocks of natural assets that include geological resources, soil, air, water and all living things. It is from this natural capital that humans derive a wide range of services, often called...Show More Summary

Oceanica Looks Dead In The Water: Environmental Opposition

By Meson Capital Partners: While we unfortunately don't have the resources or scale like Bill Ackman to spend $50mm on Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) on the ground primary research, we can afford to go to the source across the border in Mexico...Show More Summary

New water balance calculation for Dead Sea

The drinking water resources on the eastern, Jordanian side of the Dead Sea could decline more severely as a result of climate change than those on the western, Israeli and Palestinian side. This is the conclusion reached by an international team of researchers that calculated the water flows around the Dead Sea. Show More Summary

Why Canada Would Rather Export Oil Than Refine It

Canada has always been known as a “hewer of wood and drawer of water” for its reliance on natural resources for economic growth, and nowhere is this more apparent than the way the country handles its extraction of oil.

Smart Cities Using Smart Technology

Why would the ability of machines talking to machines benefit cities? Well if the machines are talking about how to better use resources such as electricity and water, then it’s a conversation that city administrators want to hear. With a rallying cry of “Aspiring to Create the Most Sustainable Urban Core in the Nation,” Charlotte, Continue reading ?

10 ways to stop being a water waster

There is no resource more precious than water, so here are some great tips for conserving it.

Catalyst Check: Updating the Progress of Energy Stocks on the Natural Resources Watchlist

Rick Rule, CEO of Sprott US Holdings Inc., began his career in the securities business in 1974. He is a leading American retail broker specializing in mining, energy, water utilities, forest products and agriculture. His company has built a national reputation on taking advantage of global opportunities. read more

Mexico Puts Gulf Deepwater Oil Treaty with US into Effect

Mexico on Friday put into effect an agreement signed in 2012 with the United States to allow companies to exploit deep water oil resources in the Gulf of Mexico

Water Wars: SoCal Pissing Off Norcal With its Wanton Increases in Water Use

The State Water Resources Control Board has released new results that show that, while water usage has declined in most of California in response to its very stubborn drought, water usage statewide has increased by one percent and the...

How existing cropland could feed billions more

Feeding a growing human population without increasing stresses on Earth's strained land and water resources may seem like an impossible challenge. But according to a new report focusing efforts to improve food systems on a few specific...Show More Summary

Some Californians can Attend 'Water School' in Lieu of $500 Fine

On Tuesday, the California State Water Resources Control Board voted to approve fines of up to $500 a day for overuse of water, in an effort to penalize those who do not conserve amidst the state's crippling drought. Now, Santa CruzShow More Summary

New study shows how existing cropland could feed billions more

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (July 18, 2014) Feeding a growing human population without increasing stresses on Earth's strained land and water resources may seem like an impossible challenge. But according to a new report by researchers at...Show More Summary

Tragedy of the Commons: Once Upon a … Water

We have reached a tipping point where we need to monetize and assign a dollar value to a natural resource like water -- without which we cannot survive. We live on the water planet: 75 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water. Yet fresh water is scarce. Show More Summary

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