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TODAY’S STUDY: THE JOBS BONANZA IN INDIA SOLAR

Solar Power Jobs: Exploring the Employment Potential in India’s Grid-Connected Solar Market August 2014 (Council on Energy, Environment and Water, Natural Resources Defense Council) Executive Summary Solar energy projects create green jobs and provide a boost to India’s developing economy. Show More Summary

Revitalizing Rural Communities: How One Small Town Gained a Huge Economic Boost

Rural communities bear the majority of our nation’s resources – food, water, energy – yet work opportunities there are scarce. With the careful planning and capital that New Markets Tax Credits deliver, areas like Aroostook County are enjoying greater economic diversity and are stemming outmigration.

Coffee wastewater generates precious energy for farmers

UTZ certified’s Coffee Wastewater project turns toxic wastewater into energy, tackling climate change and protecting water resources in the process.

Great Lakes water protection meeting in Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host a group of Great Lakes mayors and other officials today to talk about ways to protect water resources in light of a recent algae bloom in Lake Erie that wreaked havoc with the drinking water in Toledo, O...

Virtual water: Tracking the unseen water in goods and resources

Alexandria, Va. — "Virtual water" was coined in 1993 to help explain why long-predicted water wars driven by water and food security had not occurred among the arid nations of the Middle East and North Africa. The virtual water notion...Show More Summary

Narvaez Will Seek to Expand AWRA’s Reach During Tenure as Officer

Martha Corrozi-Narvaez, an associate policy scientist at the University of Delaware’s Water Resources Agency (WRA), was recently elected AWRA president-elect and will become president of the organization in 2016. She will officially assume the office of president-elect on January 1, 2015. Show More Summary

Inhabitat's Week in Green: hydroelectric house, human hamster wheel and a saltwater-powered car

Salt water covers the vast majority of the Earth's surface, making it one of the most abundant and under-appreciated resources on the planet. Taking advantage of this resource, Nanoflowcell has developed the world's first saltwater-powered electric...

New Groundwater Policy Brings California Into the 21st Century

California's voluntary Groundwater Management Plans have effectively failed to protect the people and ecosystems that depend on this water. Too many people are siphoning off water from extremely limited resources, resulting in declining groundwater levels, sinking of land, and drying of streams. read more

Our Disappearing Snows: Climate Change and Water Resources

As the Earth has warmed over the past 30 years, the global water cycle has begun to change. In particular, our snows have begun to disappear. The implications for the water systems we've built and operate are vast and pervasive. AndShow More Summary

The 'Water Bond': Gov. Jerry Brown’s payoff to the Enviro-Extremists in Exchange for Groundwater Control

Proposition #1 isn’t a water infrastructure bond, it’s nothing more than a $7.12 Billion payoff to the enviro-extremists who control natural resources in California. What else do you call it when over 50% of the money is being used to...Show More Summary

Got A Minute? Here's What You Need to Know About Gaza's Water Shortage

Water is a precious resource in Gaza. UNICEF's Chief of Field Office Pernille Ironside explains.

A Quick Whirl Around the Fracking World: 18 Sep 2014

Worldwide. The World Resources Institute reports that “many places with water scarcity are using too much of their resources on fracking,” including Algeria, China, Egypt, India, Libya, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa and the USA. Strong...Show More Summary

New Report on Water Impacts of Shale Gas Development

On September 12th, the World Resources Institute held an event to unveil their new report on the fresh water impacts of shale gas development. The Wold Resources Institute report examines the availability of freshwater across shale plays globally. read more

Government Declares Drought In Western States - Again & Again!  Our Approach For Dry & Wet Years

Surfrider's Clean Water Initiative is a solution for wet and dry years - and for drier and wetter climates. It connects together our work to reduce water use, utilize rainwater as a resource, and recycle "wastewater."

Four Places That Could Become Water Conflict Zones

Water is the single most important resource on the planet but human consumption is already beginning to outpace growth of the global water supply. As a result, tensions over shared water resources could give rise to conflict.

Proposed Galloway dam studies continue - AgMinute for September 16, 2014

The Idaho Water Resources Board considers a proposed 750,000 acre-foot dam and reservoir on the Weiser River to be one of its top priorities. The board recently took a significant step forward in its efforts to study whether the project is feasible. Click here for the full story

Toxic Shock: Terribly Polluted Marina del Rey Ordered to Clean It Up

Marina del Rey is quite polluted, most severely by copper from the paint on boat hulls, and boaters and LA County will have to be quick about cleaning it up. The State Water Resources Control Board ruled last week...

Boston's Oasys Water taps into global fresh water shortage, eyes IPO

B oston-based Oasys Water aims to build a global company by using novel technology to turn some of the world's most toxic waters into clean, valuable resources. Tapping into a $10 billion market opportunity, the venture-backed startup...Show More Summary

Fracking Fuels Conflict Over Water Resources

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Paul Brown, Climate News Network Limited water supplies near the richest oil and gas reserves accessible through fracking threaten to create tensions that could block future projects using the controversial extraction process.

Is California Ground Zero in the War for Water?

California, facing a severe drought, is looking to assert its control of underground water resources -- that could be the first big step in what promises to be a long war over water -- and a sign for you to take notice of these investments.

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