The Earth's critical zone isn't called critical for nothing. Known as our planet's outer skin, it is essential for human survival.
The Syrian civil war and subsequent refugee migration caused sudden changes in the area's land use and freshwater resources, according to satellite data analyzed by Stanford researchers.
Alberta's rivers are the main source of water for agriculture in Canada's Prairie provinces. But climate change and increased human interference mean that the flow of these headwaters is under threat. This could have major ...
Water conflicts between Asian nuclear powers pose global threat; UNU book charts path to cooperation
The current political rhetoric between India and Pakistan underlines the risk of failing to manage correctly and cooperatively vital water resources shared between nations.
Despite the many disastrous impacts of climate change, there are some regions of the globe that might benefit from hotter temperatures.
A massive drawdown of water beneath delta-based megacities across the world may be pulling surface pollution deeper into the ground, risking contamination and health problems for local populations, a new study said Tuesday.
Zahidul Islam has a pretty good idea of what the climate in Alberta is going to be like in the next 100 years. More important, he knows what to do about stresses on our water resources.
As the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) this month launches a comprehensive system for forecasting water resources in the United States, it is turning to technology developed at the National Center for ...
Researchers have uncovered previously hidden sources of ocean pollution along more than 20 percent of America's coastlines.