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Southwest water issues are complex and critical

El Paso Times

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Learning lessons from failed past attempts, the Southwestern United States begins to plan water preservation projects.

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Clean Water at No Cost? Just Add Carbon Credits

The New York Times

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The company that manufactures Lifestraw, a water purification device, has found a way to distribute their product to impoverished Kenyan families for free, while still making a profit. In the global carbon credit market, businesses receive carbon credits for projects that reduce greenhouse gas em...

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Growing A Solution To California's Groundwater Crisis

National Geographic

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Due to drought and water shortage in California's Central Coast, community members collaborate with local government to create better water usage systems from runoff and to recycle waste water in order to irrigate crops.

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Keeping the Water Flowing in Rural Villages

The New York Times

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In Tanzania, mapping of water points showed that nationally, less than half the existing rural water points were working - of water points that were less than two years old, a quarter had already stopped functioning. British charity WaterAid sets up workshops in poor countries like Tanzania and I...

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Malawian Farmers Say Adapt To Climate Change Or Die

NPR

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In just the next couple of decades, the World Bank says, farmers across Africa could lose more than half their cropland to drought and heat - the issue is considered so pressing that, a few years ago, Malawi's Department of Meteorological Services added "Climate Change" to its name. A new aid gro...

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In Search Of Salvation From Drought, California Looks Down Under

KQED

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Farmers in California increasingly face water shortages. To help solve the problem, some are looking to Australia, where a national water market has provided an economic solution. By buying and selling water rights, farmers have incentives to reduce consumption.

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How to Grow More Food with Less Water

Ensia

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Water shortages caused by drought have increased across the globe, and farmers are faced with economic burdens. The U.S. government has developed different sensors for irrigation devices that gauge water demand and help conserve use.

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In Aleppo, cell phones are helping some desperate Syrians find clean water

Public Radio International (PRI)

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In war zones, people have a difficult time finding clean water and safe areas to inhabit. Social media, smart phones, and technology applications are aiding in people’s survival. In Aleppo, Syria, the International Committee of the Red Cross posted a map on Facebook to show alternative sources o...

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Kansas Farmers Commit To Taking Less Water From The Ground

NPR

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Farmers in one part of Kansas have pledged to use 20 percent less water in order to help the water conservation system. The agreement is necessary in light of farmers' abuse of groundwater resources, which have already dried up in parts of the state.

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Green Strategies for the Poorest

The New York Times

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The company that manufactures Lifestraw, a water purification device, has found a way to distribute their product to impoverished Kenyan families for free, while still making a profit. In the global carbon credit market, businesses receive carbon credits for projects that reduce greenhouse gas em...

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