The Dead Sea is shortlisted to be one of the new seven wonders of the world, but it must have an official support committee from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority by July 7th. Thus far, only Israel has signed up.
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World leaders might be preparing to thrash out a post-Kyoto agreement on global warming, but in the interim, the phenomenon continues to have a significant impact on the earth’s oceans. The Maldives, an archipelago of roughly 1200 coral islands off the southwestern coast of India, are an example of a land mass that could soon […]
This is the third post in a series that follows Alexandra Cousteauâ€™s Blue Planet Expedition, a 100 day journey to 5 continents to study the interconnectivity of water.
This is the the second post in a six post series that follows Alexandra Cousteau’s Blue Planet Expedition, a 100 day journey to 5 continents to study the interconnectivity of water.
Water might be the source of life but in many parts of the world, it can also be the cause of death. Millions of people around the world, particularly those in the global south do not have access to clean and safe drinking water.
Thousands of people have been evacuated from Fargo, North Dakota as the surging Red River threatens to unleash the biggest floods the state has ever seen.
This is the first of a six part series that follows Blue Planet, Alexandra Cousteau’s hundred day expedition across five continents to study the interconnectivity of water.
The World Water Forum (WWF) held in Istanbul last week has turned out to be a more highly contentious event than anticipated by many.Â The forum got off to a rough start when Turkish police fired tear gas and detained activists who protested against the privatization of water, the most charged and controversial issue surrounding […]
A world without fish? Though it might seem like a left-field concept to some, it’s important that we don’t forget that dinosaurs, dodos and other creatures that once roamed freely about our lands have long since died out. Top scientists now warn that our seas face a similar catastrophe thanks to a rise in ocean […]
As much as we take for granted that we can turn on the tap for an endless supply of water whenever we need it, the truth is that rapid industrialization, increasing agricultural use and pollution have contributed to worldwide water shortages.Â Everyday brings increasing concern about the scarcity of water and its impact on global […]
Last month, Google announced the launch of Google Earth 5.0 – The Ocean, a new feature that enables users of Google Earth to dive beneath the water surface, explore 3D underwater terrain and browse ocean-related content contributed by leaders in ocean science and advocacy.
Although the last week has seen a massive flurry of rain and snow in California, the stateâ€™s drought situation is worse than ever and now into its third year. Most of the water from the recent storms has quickly seeped into parched soil in the watersheds, and state reservoir levels remain critically low.