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WAR AND WARMING: A great waterway comes under threat

8 Sep 17 - Hydrologists and climate scientists have just calculated the future of one of the world’s most celebrated waterways, the River Jordan. Their conclusion is that the outlook is poor − and getting poorer.

WATER WARNING: The world is drinking microplastic fibres

7 Sep 17 - Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health.

How to turn $1 into $3: Plant the waterways

Professor Bill Lee

11 Aug 17 - Every dollar spent on planting New Zealand’s waterways would pay returns of at least $3.

Amazon dams plan is set to cost the Earth

4 Jul 17 - It’s one thing to harness a river. It’s quite another to build a series of Amazon dams and control the life of the planet’s richest habitat.

Climate change will alter flow of the Nile

3 May 17 - The 400 million people who depend on the predictability of the River Nile face an uncertain future as global warming delivers more extreme weather.

Government agrees dairying can't keep growing

Nathan Guy

28 Apr 17 - The Government is publicly acknowledging that the dairy industry is running into environmental limits.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Our water quality is getting worse

27 Apr 17 - Water quality in New Zealand’s rivers is getting worse, says an official government report out today – and there’s yet another warning that the country is running up against its environmental limits.


Antarctica is swimming with rivers, lakes and ponds

26 Apr 17 - The network of rivers, streams, ponds and lakes across Antarctica has been mapped for the first time, and the extent of water flow is phenomenal.

Clean water should be affordable to everyone

21 Apr 17 - Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil — the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe, clean water is worth.

GLUCKMAN REPORT: It's clear our rivers need help

12 Apr 17 - New Zealand’s waterways are in trouble and climate change is making it worse, the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser is warning.

Vital groundwater being depleted faster than ever

5 Apr 17 - China, the world’s most populous country, doubled within just 10 years its use of irreplaceable groundwater from underground reservoirs that are replenished more slowly than they are drained.

There’s another climate change story ... and it starts with water

4 Apr 17 - In this time of reckless US action, it’s crucial to shift the narrative beyond despair over fossil fuels and look at water as a primary tool of climate control.

Recycled water could be key to sustainable development

28 Mar 17 - By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8 billion people.

Polluting of rivers must be stopped, says OECD

27 Mar 17 - Pollution of waterways by agriculture must be tackled to protect the world’s fresh water, the OECD is warning.

Chinese city plans to pump water from Russia

9 Mar 17 - China is reportedly considering plans to build a 1000km pipeline to pump water all the way from Siberia to its drought-stricken northwest.

Mexico City, parched and sinking, faces a water crisis

20 Feb 17 - Climate change is threatening to push a crowded capital toward a breaking point.

Citizen power big help in the battle to protect water

14 Dec 16 - Citizen-science monitoring of water is a win-win for scientists and volunteers – one gains access to new data, and the other the skills and confidence to become involved in discussions over what is...

Careless companies hit by rising water costs

28 Nov 16 - Companies worldwide are being warned that taking water preservation measures is now vital, and that those who fail to act are likely to face mounting financial losses.

Chile’s freemarket water scheme brings conflict

2 Nov 16 - Is water a basic human right or something with an inherent economic value? The answer to this question has led to decades of conflict in Chile.


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