The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) GreenScapes program provides cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for landscaping. The program is designed to help preserve natural resources and prevent waste and pollution by encouraging more holistic decisions regarding waste, water, chemicals, energy and land use. ... read more >>
About 93 percent of Florida’s population depends on groundwater for drinking water. Of the total freshwater used in Florida in 1995, 60 percent was groundwater. ... read more >>
The article which includes videos discusses the role of renewable energy sources – especially biomass, biogas and biofuels – in Africa. It tends to determine whether or not renewable energy sources can make a significant contribution to future development in Africa. Finally the conference discusses the pitfalls and obstacles to renewable energy sources in Africa and what could be the outlook for ... read more >>
This report examines ethical issues associated with water resource utilization and management,
including its uses in energy and other domains. Under the “Ethics and Climate Change in Asia and the
Pacific” (ECCAP) project, the Water Ethics working group has compiled a report with some case studies
highlighting different ethical issues associated with water resource utilization ... read more >>
Water infrastructure requires investment of 670 billion rand ($76 billion) over the next decade, the Department of Water Affairs said in an Aug. 17 study. That’s almost double the available funding, leaving a gap of 338 billion rand. The report says businesses need to anticipate supply disruptions, higher bills and more regulation in a country that gets less rain than neighbors Namibia and Botswa ... read more >>
While farmers nationwide planted the most corn this year since 1937, growers in Kansas sowed the fewest acres in three years, instead turning to less-thirsty crops such as wheat, sorghum and even triticale, a wheat-rye mix popular in Poland. Meanwhile, corn acreage in Manitoba, a Canadian province about 700 miles north of Kansas, has nearly doubled over the past decade due to weather changes and ... read more >>
a report in the Guardian claimed last week, "one of the worst global harvests in years". It's one of the best. World grain production last year was the highest on record; this year's crop is just 2.6% smaller. The problem is that, thanks to the combination of a rising population and the immoral diversion of so much grain into animal feed and biofuels, a new record must be set every year. Though 2 ... read more >>
As water becomes scarcer and more expensive, companies should work with stakeholders to keep their water risks down.
As one of the hottest summers on record wound down in August, more than 60% of the contiguous United States continued to experience drought conditions, particularly in the Midwest. No wonder experts are advising companies to focus more than ever on intelligent water usage, work wi ... read more >>
The National Water and Flood Management Office says zoning will play a key role in Thailand’s water management plan to avoid a repetition of the flooding in 2011.
The office’s general secretary, Supoj Towichukchaikul, said zoning would help determine the goals and preparations needed to keep areas dry.
“The key strategies are to prepare dams or retention areas to accommodate more water and cre ... read more >>