The Turning Spiral

Category: Water


This Was the Decade We Knew We Were Right

Everything is connected, and everything is changing By Kate Marvel on December 30, 2019 A state of emergency was declared on November 11, 2019 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of “catastrophic” fire danger as Australia prepared for…

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Anne Salmond: NZ can’t ignore water warnings

“While the government cites William Blackstone (an early authority on English common law) to the effect that “no one owns the water”, Blackstone was equally adamant that no water user has the right to pollute, foul, corrupt or divert and…

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Professor Who Exposed Flint Crisis Says Greed Has Killed Public Science | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

“Academic research and scientists in this country are no longer deserving of the public trust,” declared Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech civil engineering professor who helped expose the Flint water crisis. In an interview published in the Chronicle of Higher…

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Water is too valuable to squander. Anne Salmond – NZ Herald News

“If I am the river and the river is me – then emphatically, I am dying.” Whanganui elder Across New Zealand, people from many different backgrounds have a deep and passionate connection with their waterways. From children who grow up swimming…

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Why investing in natural water infrastructure will pay off | IUCN World Conservation Congress

Source: Why investing in natural water infrastructure will pay off | IUCN World Conservation Congress

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Four billion people face severe water scarcity, new research finds | Environment | The Guardian

At least two-thirds of the global population, over 4 billion people, live with severe water scarcity for at least one month every year, according to a major new analysis. The revelation shows water shortages, one of the most dangerous challenges…

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North India running out of water, confirms NASA. Tribune News Service

Sarbjit Dhaliwal Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 14 The worst fears about the northern region of the country losing its groundwater have been confirmed. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) satellite imagery made available to the Centre warns of…

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The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

In Peru, Kenya and India, NGOs are helping communities overcome water scarcity using wisdom from the past.. The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian.

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California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth – NYTimes.com

By ADAM NAGOURNEY, JACK HEALY and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ APRIL 4, 2015 LOS ANGELES — For more than a century, California has been the state where people flocked for a better life — 164,000 square miles of mountains, farmland and coastline, shimmering with ambition and…

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Groundbreaking Study: Water Demand Impacts Fracking Worldwide

On World Water Day, the World Resources Institute (WRI) has released a study that maps for the first time the water resources available to support fracking in the world’s largest shale exploration areas. The study, “Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability…

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