In most of the world, the impacts of actions that increase growth and development and the role of climate change on river basins are rarely measured and little understood by key stakeholders, from the general public to government decision-makers.
This is called deferred maintenance--and the bill is coming due. The Council of American Structural Engineers has shown that
Whaka Inaka, 'Causing Whitebait', is a wonderful project in Christchurch, South Island, where scientists like Shelley McMurtrie
Thanks to the 21st century, this isn't even that daunting. In the same way information helps a business decide where to focus
Coal-fired power consumes 7 percent of the world's freshwater, Greenpeace says.
Long before the Marshall Islands disappear under rising seas, finding freshwater will become the most urgent consequence of climate change.
While Californians hope for rain, it remains crucial for the state to improve its long-term water management. Here are some steps to take right now.
While the major overarching objective is the eradication of poverty, the SDGs cover a lot of ground, including changing unsustainable (and promoting sustainable) patterns of consumption and production, and protecting and managing the natural resource base.
The world's water challenges are technical, economic, political, and social issues, but the Vatican Encyclical reminds us that ultimately they are ethical and moral issues as well.
Fixing our rivers requires that we reintroduce complexity and function through restoration -- effectively reshaping the relationship between the economy and the environment.
Melting Glaciers Mean More Freshwater Flows Into the Gulf of Alaska Than the Output of the Mississippi River
Satellite data has confirmed that the amount of freshwater released into the Gulf of Alaska from streams and rivers in Alaska and northern Canada is about 1.5 times what the Mississippi River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico each year.
I remember as a kid walking the fields with my grandfather. He said, "No man has the right to take more from the land than the land itself can withstand." That balanced approach made sense to me when I was six, and it still makes sense to me today.
The Golden State is a remarkable place that attracts some of the brightest minds and best business people on the globe. I
Dr. Solomon David holding a spotted gar. © Dr. Solomon David As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the freshwater
Of all the water on Earth, just 3 percent of it is fresh--and most of it is frozen in glaciers or as permanent snow. Just 1 percent of the world's water provides all drinking water, is used for sanitation and health, delivers food through fishing and crop irrigation, and provides energy.
OSLO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The world is set to use far more treated wastewater to help irrigate crops and feed a rising population
Tiny plastic beads from beauty products are showing up in North America's Great Lakes, and an environmental group is calling upon companies to stop using the plastic particles.
The lifespan of microplastics is unknown so it can take years for it to completely leave the ocean or lake, if it ever does