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What can be done about a water shortage?

The water crisis in the western United States โ€“ most notably in California and Washington โ€“ may be the most severe and most publicized, but other threats to the nation's water supply loom, says Dr. Joel ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Environment
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Image: Aral Sea from orbit

This multitemporal Sentinel-1A radar image shows the Aral Sea, located on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia.

dateMar 27, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Predicting plant responses to drought

A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows how plants' vulnerability to drought varies across the landscape; factors such as plant structure and soil type where the plant is growing can either make them more vulnerable or protect ...

dateFeb 10, 2015 in Ecology
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Researchers find new evidence of warming

A study of three remote lakes in Ecuador led by Queen's University researchers has revealed the vulnerability of tropical high mountain lakes to global climate change - the first study of its kind to show ...

dateFeb 09, 2015 in Environment
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Argonne model analyzes biofuel impacts

A new version of an online tool created by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory will help biofuels developers gain a detailed understanding of water consumption of various types of ...

dateJan 15, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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