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Is Climate Change Making Conflict Worse?

Scientists believe human impacts made the drought in Syria twice as severe, and may be playing a role in Venezuela as well.
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Pakistan Aims to Plant a Billion Trees in a Green ‘Tsunami’

A billion trees sounds like a lot, but the question is whether this is merely a political symbol or real action.
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3p Weekend: Governments, Companies Tackle Water Scarcity

Tuesday, March 22, marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Governments and companies took the opportunity to unveil their latest plans to tackle…
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GrowOya Pots Allow for Easier and More Water-Efficient Gardening

Watering pots designed by GrowOya are a water-efficiency answer to the question of how to keep that garden growing while maintaining a busy…
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New Report Ties “Hottest Year on Record” to Human Toll of Disasters

According to the UN, at least 98.6 million people were affected by natural disasters ranging from droughts to floods, and the economic damage…
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Bay Area Water Initiative Creates Drought Visualization Tool

A Bay Area partnership seeks to learn more about the effects of California's drought and find new ways to conserve, recycle and locally…
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Rubio, Bush Continue to Dismiss Climate Change

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have both acknowledged that climate change exists. But both continue to dismiss climate…
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Can Geoengineering Help Solve the Middle East’s Water Woes?

One geoengineering idea that has caught on in the United Arab Emirates is cloud seeding or, as it's called here, rain enhancement science.…
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Turning (Less) Water into Wine

In 2014, a small winery in the central coast of California experienced a dramatic reduction in the flow of its groundwater wells, severely…
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White House Hopes ‘Moonshot for Water’ Sparks Innovation

The Obama administration's 'moonshot for water' initiative is an effort to mitigate the increased stress on groundwater supplies across the United States.
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Building a Case for National Water Management: Let There Be Water

Israel's arduous journey to water independence is a fascinating story full of gutsy characters, big dreamers and amazing accomplishments. But for today's global…
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Why Toilet-to-Tap is the Future of Water

The future of water in California, the United States and really the world is in toilet-to-tap, otherwise known as water recycling. Yes, as…
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Ecuador Braces for El Niño

The El Niño phenomenon of 2015-2016 is expected to be rival that of 1997-1998, which caused losses equal to 14.5 percent of Ecaudor's…
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As Droughts Worsen, Food Companies Take Action on Water Risk

Food companies are feeling the pinch from worsening droughts in the U.S. Southwest, Australia and beyond. Firms like Cargill and Unilever reported drought-related…
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Sustainability’s Gold Mine: Grey-Water Recycling

Grey-water recycling systems have the ability to drastically alter the way we look at our water usage, so why are they not widely…
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