Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States speaks broadly and clearly about climate and its effects on the people and landscapes of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, the U.S.– Mexico border region, and the lands of Native Nations.
A landmark study in terms of its coverage and analysis (and a synthesis of knowledge from some 120 contributing experts), the ... read more >>
The goal of SimBethel is to upgrade the levee around Bethel Island to the highest safety standard. Players are responsible for their own levee section. They can upgrade their section out-of-pocket or build houses to generate revenue for improvements. However, without development it is almost impossible to win; there is not enough revenue generated to strengthen the levee. Players have to find a b ... read more >>
Uri Resnick, deputy consul general of Israel in Los Angeles, points out some facts that are often missed. The amount of water available to Palestinians on the West Bank has grown considerably since 1967. Per capita water usage by Israelis and Palestinians is converging. Israel is a pioneer in water reclamation, water efficiency, and desalination. ... read more >>
Water deficit is the main limiting factor for agricultural production in the dry regions of northern China. Previous studies on water–plant relationships in fruit trees have focused mainly on ecological, physiological and molecular responses to water stress at the leaf or tree-scale; few equivalent studies have been conducted at the ecosystem-scale. In this study, we monitored water vapour exchan ... read more >>
Cost-effectiveness analysis of water-saving irrigation technologies based on climate change response: A case study of Ch
This study provides a cost-effectiveness analysis of four water-saving irrigation techniques that are widely implemented in China to address the impacts of climate change: sprinkler irrigation, micro-irrigation, low-pressure pipe irrigation and channel lining. The aim is to thoroughly understand the economic feasibility of water-saving irrigation as an approach to coping with climate change. Base ... read more >>
By way of a medical analogy, adapting to the impacts of climate change has been compared with treating the symptoms of the climate 'problem' without addressing its underlying causes. Although we can probably all agree that tackling causes is the preferable approach, in principal, the analogy is perhaps a stronger one than was originally intended because all too often potentially avoidable health ... read more >>
Plans for a huge wind farm off the north Devon coast have been shelved.
Developer RWE Innogy is pulling the plug on the 240-turbine Atlantic Array project, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) told the BBC.
The scheme, which had not yet received the go-ahead, had attracted criticism, with environmentalists worried about its impact on marine wildlife in the Bristol Channel.
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1) What is the story?
Energy companies exploiting Alberta's tar sands are running out of room to store the contaminated water that is a byproduct of the process used to turn bitumen into diesel and other fuels. As a result, 30-end pit man-made lakes are planned to store the toxic mix, raising concerns among numerous groups and individuals.
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Charlottetown's Water and Sewer Utility Department is working very hard to get people to put more voluntary water meters in their homes. This will allow people to not only know exactly how much water they are using, but will also have the potential to the water use more efficient in general. Only 600 people in Charlottetown are currently using, with 7000 people worldwide. ... read more >>