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September 01, 2014
Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Sep 01, 2014
Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents of Arizona and Nevada that they could face cuts in Colorado River water deliveries in 2016. Irrigation techniques, industrial and residential habits combined with climate change lie at the root of the problem. But despite what appears to be an insurmountable problem, according to ... read more

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Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology
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Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins
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Panasonic, Tata join hands in water treatment: report
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Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

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NOAA offers 20 new coral species federal protection
Corals are essential to biodiversity in the ocean. They provide food and shelter for a a variety of fish species, serving as a biological anchor for vast marine ecosystems. But corals are under threat. They're on the decline throughout the world thanks to ocean acidification, rising ocean temperatures, and growing pollution. ... more
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Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life
The sweet and salty aroma of sunscreen and seawater signals a relaxing trip to the shore. But scientists are now reporting that the idyllic beach vacation comes with an environmental hitch. When cer ... more
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Washington State's Elwha River now dam-less, runs free
With one last blast of dynamite on Tuesday, the remaining chunks of cement making up what was once Glines Canyon Dam were dislodged and destroyed, freeing Washington State's Elwha River for the first time in more than a century. ... more
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Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, di ... more
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Japan to propose 50% cut in young tuna catch
Japan plans to propose a 50 percent cut on catches of young bluefin tuna in the Western and Central Pacific, officials said Tuesday, in a historic shift aimed at safeguarding the at-risk species. ... more
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Water delivery drivers dice with death in war-torn Gaza
Mohammed al-Khatib fears for his life every time he gets behind the wheel. In wartime, providing drinking water to homes and schools in Gaza means dicing with death. ... more
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Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean
Following rapid warming in the late 20th century, this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth's surface. At first this was a blip, then a trend, ... more
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Sudan hosts talks on Ethiopian Nile dam row
Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia opened talks Monday to try to resolve a dispute over a hydro-electric dam being built by Addis Ababa on the Nile. ... more
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Scientists Detect Evidence of 'Oceans Worth' of Water in Earth's Mantle
Researchers have found evidence of a potential "ocean's worth" of water deep beneath the United States. Although not present in a familiar form, the building blocks of water are bound up in rock loc ... more
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Fish, new coral steer clear of smelly, damaged reefs
Young coral and fish know a crummy neighborhood when they see it, or when they smell it, rather. According to new research, damaged reefs give off distinct smells - smells that say to a fish, don't set up shop here. ... more
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Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo is thirsty. ... more
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Older coral species more hardy
New research indicates older species of coral have more of what it takes to survive a warming and increasingly polluted climate, according to biologists from the University of Texas at Arlington and ... more
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Unraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea
The hard corals primarily responsible for the construction of coral reefs around the world have attracted the attention of taxonomists for hundreds of years. Despite the important role such corals p ... more
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Three Radars are Better than One
Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely w ... more
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Dust - and the microbes hitching rides on it - influences rain, climate
Dusty air blowing across the Pacific from Asia and Africa plays a critical role in precipitation patterns throughout the drought-stricken western U.S. Today, a scientist will present new research su ... more
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Mosul dam: A life source in northern Iraq
The Mosul dam is the biggest in Iraq and a strategic site that provides water and electricity to more than a million people in the north of the country. ... more
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Showers dry up as water shortages add to Gaza misery
Feriel al-Zaaneen hasn't had a shower in more than a month. Like thousands of Palestinians, she doesn't have enough water to wash, adding to the miseries of life in war-battered Gaza. ... more
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'Poor' outlook for Barrier Reef as climate change threatens
Climate change remains the most serious threat to the Great Barrier Reef and the outlook for the natural wonder is "poor", an Australian government report has warned. ... more
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Donetsk queues for water as fighting shuts off supply
Anastasiya clutches two empty five-litre bottles as she joins a queue of Donetsk residents buying water in the rebel-held east Ukrainian city where supplies were abruptly cut off by shelling damage. ... more
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Fishermen try to rid Maine's Frenchman Bay of green crabs
There's a new out-of-towner invading the coastal waters of Maine, and fishermen and conservationists are worried. Green crabs moved into Maine waters more than a century ago after arriving on the East Coast in the ballast water of ships from Europe, but their numbers have been growing in recent years. Scientists say warming ocean water has allowed them to move farther and farther north, multiplying along the way. ... more
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Photon hunting in the twilight zone
The eyes of deep-sea bioluminescent sharks have a higher rod density when compared to non-bioluminescent sharks, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Julien M. Claes ... more
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El Nino Fizzle or Sizzle
July was a rough month for the potential development of El Nino. Waiting for El Nino is starting to feel like Waiting for Godot. As Emily discussed in her post and as the CPC also described in the A ... more
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Twilight zone sharks have special eyes to see in the dark
Deep in the sea, where the light from above begins to fade out - a vast expanse known as the twilight zone - there are strange glow-in-the-dark sharks. New research shows these sharks possess highly evolved eyes, enabling them to see in the dark and pick up light signals from their bioluminescent friends and enemies. ... more
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Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Nino cycles
The planet's largest and most powerful driver of climate changes from one year to the next, the El Nino Southern Oscillation in the tropical Pacific Ocean, was widely thought to have been weaker in ... more
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