Severe Global Water Cycle Shifts Due to Abrupt Climate Change

photo: Paul Beckwith - Severe Global Water Cycle Shifts from Abrupt Climate Change

Freshwater availability for drinking is being disrupted around Earth. Same for irrigation water relied upon to grow many crops. Soils are drying out and groundwater is being depleted much faster than it can be recharged. Alpine glacier water storage in snow and ice is collapsing, and extreme droughts in some places and torrential rains with floods in other places is accelerating [1], [2].

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Update: Remember the Young Man With a Plan to Rid Oceans of Plastic?

Remember the Young Man With a Plan to Rid Oceans of Plastic? His Massive Project to Launch This Summer

His massive plan is scheduled to launch this summer

Do you remember the teenager who six years ago invented a machine that he said could get rid of the plastic that was gathering in the ocean? Well, just in time for Earth Day, the young Dutch genius announced that he is almost ready to launch his ground-breaking initiative designed to purge the seas of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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What logging does to your water

What logging does to your water

There are a lot of issues with deforestation. However, for some nations around the world, logging jobs provide stable sources of income that might otherwise be unavailable. But now new research is taking a deeper look into the consequences of logging and asking, at what cost?

The recent study, which was published in Environmental Research Letters, comes from collaborating researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Wildlife … [more…]

Canadian teen tells UN to ‘warrior up,’ give water same protections as people

Canadian teen tells UN to 'warrior up,' give water same protections as people

Canadian water activist Autumn Peltier, a 13-year-old from Manitoulin Island, addresses the UN General Assembly on world water day. Her plea to protect the world’s water was part of the UN’s launch of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development. (Manuel Elias/UN Photo)

It’s time to "warrior up," stop polluting the planet and give water the same rights and protections as human beings. That’s the message Autumn

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Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes

Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes

The film was clear in that a revolution in terms of how we live is required if we are to have any hope of long-term survival. The solution to so many of society’s woes (including how to deal with our waste) is for us to take the road less traveled; to finally agree to place life ahead of profits. This means a revolution in every aspect of our current existence.… [more…]