water scarcity

December 26, 2012

India: Rainwater harvesting makes sense

It is a familiar scene during summers in many urban areas. A municipal water tanker trundles into a neighbourhood, which has not received water in its […]
May 5, 2012

Water Shortages May Leave Energy Producers Dying of Thirst

Utility planners are devising ways in which they would meet the demand for energy during the most pressing times. Short term, they will consider whether they […]
June 11, 2011

Farmers face water shortage as climate changes

Farmers, governments and regulators should take preventive action to improve water management, because climate change will tighten water supplies for agriculture, the United Nations’ food agency […]
April 6, 2011

Medical and Military Leaders warn that Climate Change Threatens Global Security

Medical and military leaders have come together to warn that climate change not only spells a global health catastrophe, but also threatens global stability and security. […]
April 4, 2011

Do we have a right to clean, fresh water?

Dear EarthTalk: Recently the UN voted to declare access to safe and clean water a “human right.” Isn’t that a no-brainer? What are the ramifications of […]
April 2, 2011

Solar-Powered Wind Turbine for Ultimate Energy Generation

Why settle for one form of renewable energy when you can produce power with two? That’s exactly what scientists from the University of Liverpool have done […]
April 1, 2011

Wind Power and Water Scarcity

Among the oft-repeated arguments against wind power — that it is intermittent, unreliable, expensive, noisy, dangerous to wildlife, or aesthetically unappealing — one argument you will […]
March 26, 2011

A Busy Week for Water in South Africa!

22 March 2011 was World Water Day 2011, one day into South Africa’s National Water Week (21-27 March 2011)… a busy week for water coservation! “South […]
March 25, 2011

6 Simple Ways to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

These days, everywhere you look someone is giving tips to live a “greener” lifestyle. While it makes sense to keep the earth in mind, a lot […]