News tagged with water footprint

Time to find a second Earth, WWF says

Carbon pollution and over-use of Earth's natural resources have become so critical that, on current trends, we will need a second planet to meet our needs by 2030, the WWF said on Wednesday.

dateOct 13, 2010 in Environment
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New study of global freshwater scarcity

A new report published in the online journal PLoS ONE, analyzing water consumption in 405 river basins around the world, found that water scarcity impacts at least 2.7 billion people for at least one month each year. ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Environment
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Biofuels may lead to a 'drink or drive' issue

Rice University scientists warned that the United States must be careful that the new emphasis on developing biofuels as an alternative to imported oil takes into account potential damage to the nation's water resources.

dateJun 15, 2009 in Environment
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