Current laws penalize the owners of water rights, reducing incentives to conserve. Rob Harmon has an idea for how the market can keep streams flowing.
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A water park in Arkansas closed after the Department of Health determined it was the likely source of a rare infection by a deadly amoeba.
This week, TEPCO confirmed what everyone else has known for a while: the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant is leaking radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.
India’s Golden Desert receives nine inches of water each year. The underground water is 300 feet down and most of it is saline. It is a barren desert, yet ancient structures used for harvesting rain and storing it dot the landscape.
The map of worldwide drought as of July 2013 shows that more than 161 million people are living under extreme drought.
All over the world, usable fresh water supplies are shrinking. Less and less water is available for agriculture, in other words, the food we eat. However, agriculture is often the lowest priority when governments allocate water.
Global warming is bringing all sorts of change to ecosystems. Glass sponges are turning out to be one of the beneficiaries.
It’s been nearly a year since the sinkhole appeared near Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. The sinkhole is now 22 acres and likely to grow more.
In Palestine, many homes lack water most of the time. Water sources in Palestine are under the control of Israel and, according to international agreements, water is to be shared between the two nations. However, many Palestinians say they don’t get enough water to satisfy their minimum needs.
Jellyfish are found in every ocean in the world, in both shallow coastal ecosystems and the deep ocean. Their beautiful and colorful light displays make them favorites in aquariums and in sea dives. These three videos show off jellyfish, nature’s fireworks show.
Healthy frogs means healthy humans. Jean-Marc Hero, a vertebrate ecologist specializing in conservation biology of amphibians, biodiversity assessment and monitoring, and conservation physiology explains that the survival of the Earth depends on frogs. The survival of frogs depends on humans.
Today, there are more seven thousand species of amphibians in the world – more than six thousand of those species are frogs. With so many frogs, how can the survival of the planet depend on them? Well, in lots of ways.
The first effects of climate change are being felt by those people dependent on the oceans for their livelihoods (and the insurance industry). Oyster fisheries have hit upon a temporary measure to respond to ocean acidification.