Water Scarcity

Drought-Stricken California Community Close To Running Out Of Water

Why the drought still doesn’t seem to matter. Do a brief scan of social media, and you’ll be hard-pressed to miss the exclamatory headlines: See dramatic pictures of California’s drought! and Sierra snowpack breaks record lows. Most recently NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti entered the fray with the daring headline for his Los Angeles Times’ op-ed:… Keep reading →

Major Drought Impacts California Flower Industry

In an age where technology enables consumers to track their meal from field to table, and beverages from orchard to refrigerator, sustainability has become an increasingly powerful market force. Customer demand for information is leading to improved labeling and sourcing information that is impacting supplier behavior across a broad range of consumer and business goods.… Keep reading →

Sao Paulo Region Suffers From Extreme Drought

Atlanta, Texas, California! As drought has moved across the country, Americans have had to look out for their water supply. Empty reservoirs led to restrictions on use. In many places, lawns are being replaced by xeriscaping. In many California cities, strict watering schedules are being enforced. In Texas, California and Florida, many people developed rain… Keep reading →

Soldiers Guard Hiditha Dam As It Undergoes Repairs

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a recent report, issuing the strongest warning yet on the devastating impact on climate change. According to the UN report, “even with adaptation, warming by the end of the 21st century will lead to high to very high risk of severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts globally.” One… Keep reading →

EPA Proposes New Limits On Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants

A new World Economic Forum report on the Water-Energy Nexus explores the link between water quantity and electricity production and specifically looks into strategic considerations for energy policy-makers on how best to plan energy and water infrastructures for the future. In short, sensible planning is a prerequisite for responsible management. As demand for electricity grows… Keep reading →

Scenes From Predominantly Muslim Region Of Xinjiang In China

Natural gas might be eating coal’s lunch, but natural gas always has a friend in coal. Coal forever makes gas – even when obtained by fracking – look good. Take the new study out of the University of Texas, announced with the headline, “Natural Gas Saves Water and Reduces Drought Vulnerability, Even When Factoring in… Keep reading →

Aerials of U.S.-Canada Border Along The Niagara River

EPA encourages contingency plans as Southwest, Lower Mississippi Basin, and Florida appear to be on unsustainable water use trajectories. EPA has issued a new report on the Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy with the aim of (1) raising awareness of water’s importance to U.S. economic welfare and (2) assembling critical information to sustainably… Keep reading →

UK's First Large-Scale Desalination Plant In Operation

“It all comes down to the performance of the membrane.” Greentech Media’s editorial focus is on renewable energy, the modernization of the electrical grid, and the evolution of the utility-customer relationship as distributed generation deployment increases. But we also cover water technology, because the water-energy nexus can’t be ignored. There is a looming water crisis… Keep reading →

Wild Fire Burns Homes In Lake Hughes, California

DOE released a report examining the impacts of climate change on the nation’s energy and electricity infrastructure, including an assessment of ongoing efforts and potential opportunities to improve the energy sector’s climate resilience.   On July 11, 2013, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a report examining current and future impacts of climate change on… Keep reading →

Texas Gulf Coast Cleans Up After Hurricane Ike

Extreme weather and climate change are significant business risks, but businesses are in the dark when it comes to both reliable data and appropriate tools to manage those risks, according to a report from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). Of companies included in credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s Global 100 Index,… Keep reading →

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