Google Earth Engine brings together the world's satellite imagery — trillions of scientific measurements dating back almost 40 years — and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth's surface. Applications include: detecting deforestation, class ... read more >>
Carr Center Speakers Express Disapproval of Israeli-Palestinian Water Distribution | News | The Harvard Crimson
Calling for comprehensive solutions to the water crisis in the West Bank, Tufts professor Annette Huber-Lee and Palestinian refugee Nidal al-Azraq presented work on improving Palestinian access to adequate safe water at an event hosted Thursday evening by the Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.
Though the Israeli-Palestinian Joint-Water Committee is responsible for water alloca ... read more >>
Climate change will impose significant costs on cities because of increased rainfall and other severe weather, Citigroup's Peter Orszag writes. He says cities are working to make themselves more weatherproof, such as a "climate-proof" plan in Rotterdam, Netherlands, that includes architecture meant to sustain flood surges, and Philadelphia's proposed stormwater incentives and fees. ... read more >>
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 >>