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Nanoparticle Tech Could Bring Clean Water to Rural Poor

Published: 
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 11:11pm
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Water

A water purification system that uses nanotechnology to remove bacteria, viruses and other contaminants may be able to deliver clean drinking water to rural communities for less than $3 a year per family, according to a new study.

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In Sign of Global Warming, 1,600 Years of Ice in Peru’s Andes Melted in 25 Years

Published: 
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 6:58pm
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Water

Glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes that took at least 1,600 years to form has melted in just 25 years, scientists reported Thursday, the latest indication that the recent spike in global temperatures has thrown the natural world out of balance.

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Canada’s Latest Climate Change

Published: 
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:04pm
Category: 
Water

Just days after World Water Day, the Canadian government quietly acknowledged last week that it had dropped out of the United Nations anti-drought convention. 

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New Mexico Farmers Seek ‘Priority Call’ as Drought Persists

Published: 
Fri, 03/29/2013 - 3:11pm
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Water

Amid the worst drought on record, the anger of southeastern New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers is boiling.

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As Fracking Increases, So Do Fears About Water Supply

Published: 
Fri, 03/08/2013 - 3:14pm
Category: 
Water

In this South Texas stretch of mesquite trees and cactus, where the land is sometimes too dry to grow crops, the local aquifer is being strained in the search for oil.