New Study Finds Groundwater Demand Outstrips Supply For Over 1 Billion People

August 13, 2012 by  
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Water Levels Photo from Shutterstock Over 1 billion people live in areas where groundwater is disappearing faster than it can be replenished, according to a new study published in Nature . Groundwater serves as an important source of water for drinking and agriculture. However, the current rate of groundwater use in regions known for their agricultural production exceeds the ability to renew this precious resource. Read the rest of New Study Finds Groundwater Demand Outstrips Supply For Over 1 Billion People Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , data , drought and climate change , hydrologic model , McGill University , sustainable water resource management , uc irvine , underground aquifers , utrecht university , water use , water use agriculture

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Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

May 21, 2012 by  
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Waterlevel Photo by Shutterstock A study published in Nature Geoscience concluded that the global demand for fresh water is contributing to the oceans’ rise faster than the impact of global warming on melting glaciers. The trillions of tons of fresh water pumped out of underground aquifers, and then used for irrigation and to keep cities watered and fed is seeping into oceans faster than those underground water supplies can be replenished. The researchers leading the study insist that the impact of humans’ unquenchable usage of water over the past 50 years has been grossly overlooked. Read the rest of Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , Climate Change , fresh water , glaciers , groundwater , groundwater extraction , irrigation , melting glaciers , mexico city , saudi arabia , underground aquifers , yadu pokhrel

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The Best Green Designs From Wanted Design 2012!

May 21, 2012 by  
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Tomomi Sayuda’s Handwoven Paper Daydream Lamps Float Like Glowing Blossoms

May 21, 2012 by  
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We loved the colorful airy grouping of Tomomi Sayuda ’s Daydream Lamps at this past weekend’s ICFF. The paper lanterns are crafted from handwoven Japanese paper , with the delicate swirls of color which softly infuse a room with light in the form of a cluster of flower blooms in Spring. Read the rest of Tomomi Sayuda’s Handwoven Paper Daydream Lamps Float Like Glowing Blossoms Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Daydream Lamp , eco design , green design , ICFF , paper lamp , sustainable design , Tomomi Sayuda

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