The last fifty years have borne witness to a spate of climate related disasters across the world causing over 800,000 fatalities and $1 trillion in economic loss.
Those stark facts come from the Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) Working Group, a group of NGOs and corporations that has produced a report warning that if countries do not take active steps to build resilience to climate chang ... read more >>
Flood victims extend their arms to receive relief goods from a military truck after water subsides Sept. 28, 2009, in suburban Cainta, east of Manila, Philippines. Weary victims of a tropical storm that unleashed the worst flooding in 42 years began cleaning up their damaged homes as rescue workers plucked more dead bodies from muddy floodwaters.
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Waterways across the upper Midwest are increasingly plagued with ugly, smelly and potentially deadly blue-green algae, bloomed by drought and fertilizer runoffs from farm fields, that's killed dozens of dogs and sickened many people.
Aquatic biologists say it's a problem that falls somewhere between a human health concern and a nuisance, but will eventually lead to more human poisoning. State ... read more >>
Flowing water, flowing power (Broadcast Date: May 11, 1958) ... read more >>
The most comprehensive picture of the rapidly thinning glaciers along the coastline of both the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets has been created using satellite lasers. The findings are an important step forward in the quest to make more accurate predictions for future sea level rise.
Reporting this week in the journal Nature, researchers from British Antarctic Survey and the University of ... read more >>
Millions of Kenyans are struggling to get enough food to eat due to three consecutive droughts, the effects of the 2008 post-election violence and the rise in global food prices. Man stands in drought stricken field
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has launched an appeal to support the Kenya Red Cross Society as it responds to the emergency. It will provide ... read more >>
It takes resources to get resources, especially those of water, one that is often overlooked in the various strategies of obtaining renewable energy. It is reckoned to take 2,500 gallons of water to grow sufficient corn to make one gallon of ethanol, against which the often quoted, but still sizeable, four gallons of water required to produce a gallon of ethanol from corn (or other source of suga ... read more >>
What is meant by integrated water resources management? Why is it so important? What are we losing without it? What are the gains to be made from introducing it? If it is so good, why isn’t everybody doing it already?
This brief introductory tutorial is aimed at policy makers, water managers, trainers and educators who want a basic understanding of IWRM principles. ... read more >>