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Tamil Nadu’s Seasonal Swings in Water Stress: A State with Too Much and Too Little 1.11.2019 THE CITY FIX
Tamil Nadu state in south India suffers from seasonal extremes in water availability. Sometimes there is too much water, and in other seasons not enough. Chennai, the coastal capital of 10 million people, experienced a “Day Zero” crisis this summer, ...
Lessons from Phoenix on water management and equity 30.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
This article originally appeared on MeetingoftheMinds.org.
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Here’s what could go wrong with the circular economy — and how to keep it on track 18.10.2019 GreenBiz.com
We must make sure that increasing the efficiency of our industrial systems doesn't lead to more consumption.
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Trees that survived California drought may hold clue to climate resilience 16.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When it comes to surviving the warming climate, scientists are finding that some plants and animals have an edge. The hope is that these "super adapters" can help preserve their species.
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Circular cities: The state of the art 11.10.2019 GreenBiz.com
What happens when cities think in loops.
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More Water Shortages Mean Energy Investors Need New Ways to Manage Drought Risk 10.10.2019 WRI Stories
More Water Shortages Mean Energy Investors Need New Ways to Manage Drought Risk Comments|Add Comment|PrintA thermal power plant in Rajasthan. Flickr/vedantlath On July 5, 2015, the first of six thermal power generation units at the Parli Thermal Power Station in Maharashtra, India shut down. Unable to draw enough water from the nearby Majalgaon dam, which had nearly run dry, the coal-powered unit was unable to run its cooling system and was forced to halt electricity production. This was just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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As Water Shortages Pile Up, Energy Investors Need New Ways to Manage Drought Risk 10.10.2019 WRI Stories
As Water Shortages Pile Up, Energy Investors Need New Ways to Manage Drought Risk Comments|Add Comment|PrintA coal plant on the banks of the Chambal River in India. Flickr/Carol Mitchell On July 5, 2015, the first of six thermal power generation units at the Parli Thermal Power Station in Maharashtra, India shut down. Unable to draw enough water from the nearby Majalgaon dam, which had nearly run dry, the coal-powered unit was unable to run its cooling system and was forced to halt electricity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Climate Change Is Hurting Africa’s Water Sector, but Investing in Water Can Pay Off 7.10.2019 WRI Stories
Climate Change Is Hurting Africa’s Water Sector, but Investing in Water Can Pay Off Comments|Add Comment|PrintImproving water management in African countries can boost their climate resilience. Waretu Abera (pictured here) of Ethiopia's Water Land Resource Centre, is an expert working on the issue. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition. The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The climate risk you may not be thinking about 7.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Is your business prepared to adapt to an increasingly volatile present?
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This Ancient Fruit Holds Secrets for How to Farm in Climate Change 4.10.2019 Mother Jones
Cloverleaf Farm, a small produce operation in Davis, California, managed to do okay during the extreme drought that lasted from 2012 to 2016. But in the first wet year after the long dry period, the farm lost its entire apricot crop to disease—$40,000 to $50,000 down the drain. Researchers predict that as climate change worsens, […]
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New water year kicks off with surplus: California has greater reservoir storage than last year 3.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

California has more water stored in its reservoirs than it did a year ago after a marathon wet winter that pounded the state with rain.

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4 reasons why urban landscapes are a linchpin for climate resilience 12.9.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Properly designed and managed using sustainable landscape strategies, outdoor areas can help communities significantly.
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U.S. recycling industry struggles to figure out a future without China 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.
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How to create a ripple effect from your sustainability team 10.8.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Looking to get your company to embed sustainability across its operations? Here's how to get buy-in.
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Plant Material, a 'punk rock plant shop,' opens in Glassell Park 7.8.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Once inside the 4,000-square-foot nursery Plant Material, shop for drought-tolerant natives, biodynamic edibles and sustainable tools and art objects.

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17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress 6.8.2019 THE CITY FIX
Once-unthinkable water crises are becoming commonplace. Reservoirs in Chennai, India’s sixth-largest city, are nearly dry right now. Last year, residents of Cape Town, South Africa narrowly avoided their own “Day Zero” water shut-off. And the year before that, Rome rationed water to conserve scarce ...
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17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress 6.8.2019 WRI Stories
17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress Comments|Add Comment|PrintWater withdrawals globally have more than doubled since the 1960s due to increased demand. Photo by Tim J. Keegan/Flickr Once-unthinkable water crises are becoming commonplace. Reservoirs in Chennai, India’s sixth-largest city, are nearly dry right now. Last year, residents of Cape Town, South Africa narrowly avoided their own “Day Zero” water shut-off. And the year before... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Op-Ed: Will we ever have to ask, 'Where have all the flowers gone?' 4.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Whatever conservation means in the future, it will be less about yearning for the past and more about identifying the elements of nature we think we can save.

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Decades Without Rain: America Set for 'Megadroughts' Not Seen Since Medieval Times 24.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers say they are "unfortunately confident" Southwest will be hit by megadroughts again as a result of climate change.
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The USDA Didn’t Publish Its Plan to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change. Here’s Where They Need it the Most. 24.7.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration’s department of agriculture has apparently settled on its strategy for preparing the food system for an uncertain future: ignore climate change.  This wasn’t always the agency’s tactic. Back in 2017, as Politico’s Helena Bottemiller Evich recently reported, the USDA was set to release a big plan on how to “help the agriculture industry […]
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