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Putting a Dollar Value on Natural Resources Is Key to Good Policymaking

Ecologists often use the term “ecosystem services” to put a price tag on nature. Forests regulate climate and cleanse water, bees pollinate our crops, and a walk in the woods can calm our nerves. These benefits seem priceless but are...Show More Summary

Iraq's water minister judges only tiny danger of Mosul dam collapse

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's minister of water resources on Saturday played down warnings that Mosul dam will collapse, estimating only a "one in a thousand" chance of failure and saying the solution was to build a new dam or install a deep concrete support wall.

Hackers Attack The NSW Government Department Of Resources And Energy

The NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy has revealed that it was the target of a cyber attack in December 2015, during the time several major projects were being considered. This includes the $1.2 billion Shenhua Watermark coal mine, indirectly controlled by the Chinese government — which experts say is a possible source of the attack. More »      

Finding Faith in Flint

Few experiences produce anxiety much like washing your hands in water that you know can poison you. I'm watching a natural resource cum natural hazard spill over my hands from a tap in Salem Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Flint, Michigan....Show More Summary

Host-guest nanowires for efficient water splitting and solar energy storage

California is committed to 33 percent energy from renewable resources by 2020. With that deadline fast approaching, researchers across the state are busy exploring options. Solar energy is attractive but for widespread adoption, it requires transformation into a storable form. Show More Summary

Owning The 21st Century With Solar, Water, & Brain Power

Having dominated the 20th century with its oil reserves, Abu Dhabi is set to lead the 21st century in three other critical resources Owning The 21st Century With Solar, Water, & Brain Power was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Environmental Sustentation 19: Water

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink As we indicated in our damnation post on water, fresh water is quickly becoming the scarcest resource. While nearly 70% of the globe is covered by water, less than 2.5% of it is fresh. Moreover, only 1% of our freshwater is easily accessible, with the rest […]

Paper: 'Water, Food, and Energy Security: Scrambling for Resources or Solutions?'

Debra Perrone, who has graced these pages once before, sent me this paper co- authored with the brilliant, personable George M. Hornberger, based on her Vanderbilt PhD dissertation: 'Water, Food, and Energy Security: Scrambling for Resources or Solutions?', (2013) WIREs Water, DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1004 Their paper deals with the water-energy-food 'trilemma'...

Tajikistan to Get 830,000 Tonnes of Russian Petroleum Products in 2016

Tajik Minister of Energy and Water Resources Usmonali Usmonzoda said that Moscow and Dushanbe agreed on the supply on 830,000 tonnes of petroleum products to Tajikistan in 2016 with no export tax.

Flint Native, Pistons’ Owner Tom Gores Pledges $10 Million To Water Crisis

Local boy and Pistons owner Tom Gores has pledged $10 million to help his neighbors in Flint, where a water crisis is crippling the city. Tom Gores has pledge his own money and is dedicating resources for both short-term relief and long-term projects, The Detroit Free Press reported. Show More Summary

Consumers Energy Modernizes Gas Distribution System with Itron Solutions and Services 

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today that Consumers Energy, provider of natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million Michigan residents,...Show More Summary

Liquid Gold: Save, Make Money from Wastewater Resource Recovery

There’s money to be saved — and made — in industrial wastewater. A growing number of organizations are recognizing this, and saving on water and energy bills by treating wastewater to produce freshwater and electricity. Last week Kona Brewing Co. said its new high-efficiency brewery will include an on-site resource recovery center, built by PurposeEnergy, […]

Diddy And Mark Wahlberg Team Up With Eminem And Wiz Khalifa To Give Flint, Michigan One Million Bottles Of Clean Water [Video]

Diddy, Mark Wahlberg, Eminem, And Wiz Khalifa Donate Water To Flint As investors in water company AQUAhydrate, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg announced that they are pooling their resources with Eminem and Wiz Khalifa to donate one million bottles

What About Water?

Despite its achievements, the Paris Agreement is flawed: it considers energy, but not water. Without full consideration of water resources, climate policies and energy progress will fail to protect communities and foster sustainable development. Show More Summary

Pressure building on global water supply

A new study projects that global demand for water could more than double by 2050, increasing pressure on already scarce water resources. Water efficiency and water saving measures could stabilize demand.

Legislative hearing on ocean acidification, 26 January 2016, California State Senate

When: 26 January 2016, 9:30 am Where: State Capitol, Room 112 The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee will hold an oversight hearing on ocean acidification – the “evil twin” of climate change. Further information.Filed under: Meetings

U of AZ H&WR 50th Anniversary Event, 31 March - 2 April 2016, Update 3: Events and Lodging

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

SAVE THE DATE: March 31 – April 2, 2016 Hydrology & Water Resources 50th Anniversary Reunion Shill alert! My original posts (Updates 1 and 2) are here and here. The following is an update Tom Meixner emailed on 22 January 2016. Folks, We are close to taking the reunion web...

Article: 'Hydrophilanthropy in Honduras: A Potable Water System Partnership for Rural Mountain Communities'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

The completely redesigned, great new January 2016 issue of Water Resources IMPACT revisits 'Hydrophilanthropy' with an all-star group of papers by the top people in the field. Even I am there! Read Dave Kreamer's remarkable lead paper that I posted yesterday - click here. You can get a complimentary copy...

Vietnam Warns China Not Drill for Oil in Disputed Area

Following a recent rig settlement by Beijing, Vietnam has demanded that China not drill for oil in disputed waters to avoid a repeat of the 2014 deadlock over resource exploration and extraction in the South China Sea.

CA’s New Trash Control Policy Gets the Nod from EPA

The EPA has approved the State Water Resources Control Board’s new water quality standards for trash in California’s waters. The standards are part of the state’s new Trash Control Policy, designed to keep trash out of bodies of water, including streams, lakes, coastal and ocean waters, to protect people and the environment. The presence of trash in […]

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