A huge water source has been discovered in the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya which could supply the country for 70 years, the government says. The discovery of two aquifers brings hope to the drought-hit region, tweeted Environment Minister Judi Wakhungu. They were found in the Turkana Basin and Lotikipi Basin using satellites and radar. Last year, scientists released a map detailing the ... read more >>
Australia's exposure to climate change has worsened more rapidly than in any other major economy in the past two years, with stresses on water supplies increasing and the cost of natural disasters running second only to China, a report has found.
The study, compiled by HSBC, found that temperatures in Australia had risen faster than in any other G20 country over the past two years – up by 0.39 ... read more >>
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Nearly 1 in 10 of the nation's watersheds—areas of land that contain runoff from rivers and streams—are stressed to the point to where demand for water exceeds the natural supply.
"There is a lot of pressure on our water supply, especially In the western part of the country," said Kristen Averyt, associate director for science at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, ... read more >>
Over the past 2,500 years, flooding in the Alps has been less frequent during warm summers than during cool summers. This is the finding of a study supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and carried out by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquat-ic Science and Technology (Eawag), the University of Bern and the ETH Zurich. Their look into the past suggests that the f ... read more >>
Dams have been vilified for detrimental effects to water quality and fish passage, but a new study suggests that these structures provide "ecological and engineering resilience" to climate change in the Columbia River basin.
The study, which was published in the Canadian journal Atmosphere-Ocean, looked at the effects of climate warming on stream flow in the headwaters and downstream reaches of ... read more >>
With water being a major resource for the wine production in California. Many are starting to learn there is a limit for this natural resource. With neighbors struggling to have any edge over another, in order to compete for more water rights. ... read more >>
Nearly one in 10 U.S. watersheds is "stressed," with demand for water exceeding natural supply, according to a new analysis of surface water in the United States. What's more, the lowest water flow seasons of recent years -- times of great stress on rivers, streams, and sectors that use their waters -- are likely to become typical as climates continue to warm. ... read more >>
Recent warming of the Greenland Sea Deep Water is about ten times higher than warming rates estimated for the global ocean. Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research recently published these findings in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. For their study, they analysed temperature data from 1950 to 2010 in the abyssal Greenland Sea, which i ... read more >>
Lake Mead's water level is currently dropping, a deep water straw still far from finished. The Southern Neveda Water Authority plan to declare an emergency and fast track a new $12 million construction project aimed at securing water supply. 90 percent of water is retrieved by 2 intakes in Lake Mead. If the Lake drops another 40 to 45 feet, intake 1 with the pump will become inoperable. ... read more >>