According to a survey published last year by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, 66 percent of Americans believe that global warming is happening, with 42 percent concerned that it will harm people in the United States between now and the next 10 years. Forty-five percent of Americans believe the country will be ... read more >>
Roswell placed third nationally in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation among cities with a population of 30,00-99,999.
Roswell residents took Mayor Jere Wood’s challenge to take shorter showers, fix leaky water pipes and only run full loads of dishes and laundry as part of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation during April - the result was the highest ranking ... read more >>
Israel’s policies and practices in relation to water in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) amount to a system of “water-apartheid,” said a new study by the human rights group, al-Haq, published Tuesday.
The report, “Water For One People Only: Discriminatory Access and ‘Water-Apartheid’ in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” said that “the threshold for apartheid is met because the inhum ... read more >>
Florida is among citrus-growing states that got affected by a bacterial disease with no cure. The bacteria, which causes fruit to turn bitter and drop from the trees when still unripe is responsible for a huge profit losss across the citrus industry. ... read more >>
Water is the foundation of human society and will become even more critical as population growth, development, and climate change put pressure on already-shrinking water resources in the years ahead. But will this scarcity fuel conflict between countries with shared waters, as some have predicted, or will it create more impetus for cooperation? ... read more >>
Scientists Advocate a Simple, Affordable and Accurate Technology to Identify Threats from Sea-Level Rise
A team of researchers led by Associate Professor Edward L. Webb of the National University of Singapore (NUS) is calling for the global adoption of a method to identify areas that are vulnerable to sea-level rise. The method, which utilises a simple, low-cost tool, is financially and technically accessible to every country with coastal wetlands. The team seeks to establish a network to coordinat ... read more >>
An unseasonable May storm system dropped more than a foot of snow across the central Plains and the upper Midwest on Thursday, closing roads and causing power outages in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The winter storm system has delivered about 18 inches of snow across parts of northwest Wisconsin and more than 15 inches in southern Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service. ... read more >>
Speaking at the Wilson Center, Adger explained that if policymakers don't think seriously about the cultural dimensions of climate change adaptation they risk implementing measures that significantly, and negatively, impact people's sense of community and identity. ... read more >>
When it comes to climate change, University of Massachusetts researchers are always looking forward, but they’re also looking back. Way back. “We have some people looking at warming that happened 30 million years ago,” says Michael Rawlins, an associate professor of geosciences and the director of the university’s Climate System Research Center in Amherst. ... read more >>
Tomatoes from Spain, olive oil from Italy, plums from Chile, salmon from Alaska and green beans from Kenya – how often might some of these ingredients end up in your basket? In the UK most people's shopping trolleys contain a significant proportion of imported foods. But could these foods be grown and produced at home? Which countries are capable of food self-sufficiency? A new series of maps sho ... read more >>