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The UN’s annual World Water Development Report 2018 has highlighted the need to use nature to combat the challenges of a growing population and climate change. In its detailed analysis, the report demonstrates that demand for water is increasing in developing countries, while simultaneously access is being put at risk by human development and climate change.
Deforestation, intense farming methods and urbanisation are putting these resources … [more…]
The 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch in Calhoun County, one of the few remaining large tracts of intact native coastal prairie and wetlands on the Texas coast. Photo © Jerod Foster for The Nature Conservancy
Standing in front of 200 insurance industry professionals felt strange, but “cool” to Siddharth Narayan. A coastal engineer studying natural coastal protections, such as wetlands and mangroves, he never expected to present his research to a packed … [more…]
Photo: Workers prepare a desalination plant for service at the Charles Meyer Desalination Facility in Santa Barbara this year. (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group)
Climate change is all around us. Extreme weather conditions including recent Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria demonstrate the intensity and impact of climate change on our environment. We’ve seen California and other parts of the West Coast fight large, uncontrollable wildfires and our neighbors in Mexico … [more…]
The United States is stepping away from the Paris Climate Agreement, but the consequences of climate change will be more difficult to leave behind. Take ocean acidification, a major emerging threat to West Coast fisheries. Researchers at Oregon State University have recorded some of the highest levels of ocean acidification in the world – and they exist right off the coast of the Pacific Northwest.
A new study in Nature