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Humanity’s Growing Impact on the World’s Freshwater

As the human population has climbed past seven billion, and the consumption per person of everything from burgers to blue jeans has risen inexorably, the finiteness of Earth’s freshwater is becoming ever more apparent. It takes water to make everything, and the explosion of demand for all manner of products is draining rivers, shrinking lakes, […]

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Green Choices for Lawn and Garden (Video)

Fresh water is important to everyone. But sometimes, our water is polluted through excess nutrients — nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizers running off farm fields and suburban lawns. There are plenty of things that the average person can do to help keep our freshwater clean. Jeff Opperman, a senior freshwater scientist for The Nature Conservancy, […]

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