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India’s thermal power generation faces high water risk

A new paper from the World Resources Institute (WRI), Parched Power: Water Demands, Risks and Opportunities for India’s Power Sector, analyses all of India’s...

When trees became the enemy

Why North American cities must thin overgrown forests to improve water supplies. By Helen Poulos As the global freshwater deficit grows, a survey of 1,000 “environmental...

Connecting urban landscapes with their watersheds

By Katharine Cross* Rapid urbanisation is one of the defining global trends of our time, with both positive and negative impacts. Increasing concentrations of population create...

Water quality from space: ‘A giant leap’ for public and environmental...

By Katherine Cross* Satellites have a long history, with the American writer, Edward Everett Hale, writing speculative fiction containing the first known depiction of an...

How to become an adaptive city

By Tatiana Gallego-Lizon* Urbanisation has transformed Asia’s economies. But it has also generated environmental degradation and a rising demand for resources. Now comes the volatile flux...

Saline solutions: closing the gap between hunger and limited freshwater supplies

Much as aquaculture has eclipsed wild fisheries, salt-tolerant plants could close the gap between escalating hunger and limited freshwater supplies By James Workman The ancients annihilated...
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