Earth's resource budget for 2014 already spent, NGO says
In under eight months, humanity has used up its yearly quota of replenishable Earth resources, according to a report published Tuesday by an environmental thinktank that monitors mankind's impact on the planet.
Climate change negatively impacting Great Lakes, researcher says
Climate change is having a direct negative effect on the Great Lakes, including impacts to recreational value, drinking water potential, and becoming more suited to invasive species and infectious pathogens, according to ...
Study reveals important environmental trade-offs for biogas production on dairy farms
There is increasing interest in on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) in the UK to manage animal manures and food waste, and to generate renewable electricity and heat via combustion of biogas.
Diet change – a solution to reduce water use?
Eating less meat would protect water resources in dry areas around the world, researchers at Aalto University have found.
Stalactites, tree rings considered for climate clues
A local water expert says more work needs to be done to understand the state's past atmospheric conditions to determine how climate change will affect water resources.
Studying wetlands as a producer of greenhouse gases
(Phys.org) —Wetlands are well known for their beneficial role in the environment. But UConn Honors student Emily McInerney '15 (CAHNR) is studying a less widely known role of wetlands – as a major producer ...
Australia drying caused by greenhouse gases and ozone
NOAA scientists have developed a new high-resolution climate model that shows southwestern Australia's long-term decline in fall and winter rainfall is caused by increases in manmade greenhouse gas emissions ...
China's hidden water footprint
China's richest provinces have an outsized environmental impact on the country's water-scarce regions, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the ...
Geography Department launches websites providing data on Hawai'i's climate
The Geography Department in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) has launched a new, interactive water resource management website on evapotranspiration that, ...
Reorganization of crop production and trade could save China's water supply
China's rapid socioeconomic growth continues to tax national water resources – especially in the agricultural sector – due to increasing demands for food. And, because of the country's climate and geography, ...
Australia placed to be world water leader
Improved water productivity and increased export incomes are at the heart of a new National water management blueprint launched at the University of Melbourne today.
Nepal glaciers shrink by quarter in 30 years
Climate change has caused Nepal's Himalayan glaciers to shrink by nearly a quarter in just over 30 years, raising the risk of natural disasters in the ecologically fragile region, a scientist said Friday.
Global freshwater conservation gains momentum among UN countries
Thirty-five member countries of the United Nations have now officially agreed to common guidelines for sharing and managing freshwater resources that cross international borders. With Vietnam's ratification, ...
French corn farmers turn to drip irrigation
Corn farmers in the verdant plains of southwestern France have responded to dwindling water resources by adopting drip irrigation—a money-saving technique invented in the 1960s in Israel.