Day Zero:

Vimeo | By: Jamie Hancock | GPE – May 12, 2018: Cape Town is currently suffering from a water crisis due to a number of different factors. The residents are having to cut their daily water usage down to a limit of 50 litres per day per person and on the most part are collectively achieving this. The management of…

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Up To The Last Drop ~ The Secret Water War In Europe:

Al Jazeera | By: Yorgos Avgeropoulos | April 16, 2018: Is water a commodity or a human right? Cities across Europe are fighting water privatisation. In 2010, water was officially recognised as a universal human right by the United Nations. However, the European Union has yet to do the same. The management of water has long been in the hands…

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Dr. Gerald H. Pollack ~ The Fourth Phase of Water:

GrahamHancockDotCom | By: Luke Hancock & Echan Deravy | GPE – April 02, 2018: Pollack Laboratory ~ uncovering nature’s deeply held secrets. Dr. Gerald Pollack maintains an active laboratory at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of WATER: A Multidisciplinary Research Journal; Executive Director of the Institute for Venture Science; co-founder of 4th-Phase Inc.; and…

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Australian Trees ‘Sweat’ To Survive Extreme Heatwaves, Researchers Reveal:

The Guardian | By: Calla Wahlquist | January 31, 2018: Climate experiment shows trees release water but stop absorbing carbon in extreme heat. Australian researchers growing trees in climate change conditions have found the leaves “sweat” to survive extreme heatwaves. The year-long experiment showed that trees continue to release water through their leaves as an evaporative cooling system during periods…

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South Africa’s Water Crisis Spreads From Cape Town:

Reuters | By: Ed Stoddard & Victor Antonie | January 31, 2018: Cape Town is running out of water and low dam levels in the emerald-green highlands of Lesotho are raising alarm bells in South Africa’s industrial heartland around Johannesburg, which has so far avoided the shortages hitting other regions. The tourist hub of Cape Town may run dry in…

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From Cape Town To Kabul ~ Taps Run Dry In Crisis Cities:

Reuters | By: Umberto Bacchi | January 31, 2018: Drought-stricken Cape Town could run out of water as soon as April, but South Africa is not alone in its struggle as ever more world cities battle acute water shortages. Water scarcity already affects more than 40 percent of the world’s population and is expected to rise due to global warming,…

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EPA Delays Obama Water Rule:

The Hill | By: Timothy Cama | January 31, 2018: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing back by two years an Obama administration rule redefining the federal government’s power over small waterways. The Trump administration is working to repeal the rule, dubbed the Clean Water Rule or Waters of the United States (WOTUS), and formally proposed to do so…

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India’s Severe Drought Causing Havoc:

Circle Of Blue | By: Keith Schneider | GPE – February 01, 2018: Water scarcity forces millions of people off of farms and into teeming cities. Originally published June 02, 2016: The latest national drought assessment shows that 19 of the 36 states and territories in India are experiencing moisture deficits of at least 50 percent when compared to normal…

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Utilities Move To Break Arizona’s Coal-Water Link:

Circle Of Blue | By: Brett Walton | GPE – January 29, 2018: The proposed halt to operations in 2019 at the West’s largest coal-fired power plant could attract White House attention. Originally published February 23, 2017: Since 1976 the 2,250-megawatt coal-fired Navajo Generating Station, with its three towering stacks belching thick plumes of steam, has commanded the summit of…

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Warming, Water Crisis, Then Unrest ~ How Iran Fits An Alarming Pattern:

The New York Times | By: Somini Sengupta | GPE – January 27, 2018: UNITED NATIONS — Nigeria. Syria. Somalia. And now Iran. In each country, in different ways, a water crisis has triggered some combination of civil unrest, mass migration, insurgency or even full-scale war. Originally published January 18, 2018: In the era of climate change, their experiences hold…

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Cape Town May Be First World City To Run Out Of Water Due To Climate Change:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | January 22, 2018: Cape Town, South Africa, a city of 4 million, is facing an existential challenge. It is about to run out of fresh water. Anthony Turton, a professor at the Center for Environmental Management at the University of the Free State in South Africa, tells the New York Times, “It’s not…

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Increasing Renewable Energy In India Can Reduce Emissions, Water Use, & Supply Risk

Clean Technica | By: Joshua S Hill | January 16, 2018: Increasing the share of renewable energy sources in India’s electricity mix and implementing changes in cooling technologies for thermal power plants could serve not only to reduce the country’s carbon emissions intensity, but could also substantially reduce water consumption, mitigating or outright eliminating electricity supply risk due to water…

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40% Of India’s Thermal Power Plants Are In Water-Scarce Areas, Threatening Shutdowns:

World Resources Institute | By: Tianyi Luo | January 16, 2018: Water shortages are hurting India’s ability to produce power. New WRI research finds that 40 percent of the country’s thermal power plants are located in areas facing high water stress, a problem since these plants use water for cooling. Scarce water is already hampering electricity generation in these regions—14…

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Climate Change Effects On Conflict Are Complex, Tenuous, And Misunderstood:

Circle Of Blue | By: Codi Kozacek | GPE – January 16, 2018: Climate change is here, but will we fight over it? Originally published March 30, 2016: Research by renowned climate scientist James Hansen and an international team of researchers found in March 2016 that climate change could cause massive disruptions to global sea levels and weather patterns within…

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Water-Related Risks Strand $Billions In Energy, Mining, Power Projects:

Circle Of Blue | By: Keith Schneider | GPE – January 16, 2018: Droughts, floods, and civic opposition cause huge losses. Originally published April 28, 2016: In early November 2002, six years before Lehman Brothers melted down and the American economy came much too close to collapsing, John Cassidy wrote a prophetic article in the New Yorker magazine on ominous…

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Excess Carbon Is Making Freshwater Lakes More Acidic ~ At Triple The Rate Of Oceans:

PBS | By: Teresa Carey | GPE – January 15, 2018: When a predator is near, water fleas don their armor. Their bodies produce spikes and helmets to dissuade their attackers. Originally published January 12, 2018: But in a new study, aquatic biologists at Ruhr University Bochum report that freshwater acidification, the progressive increase of acidity due to excess carbon…

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The Nation’s Rivers And Streams Are Getting Dangerously Saltier:

The Washington Post | By: Brady Dennis | January 08, 2018: This map (above) shows changes in the salt content of fresh water in rivers and streams across the United States over the past half-century. Warmer colors indicate increasing salinity, while cooler colors indicate decreasing salinity. The black dots represent the 232 U.S. Geological Survey monitoring sites that provided the…

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