What Happens When Seawater Invades Freshwater Aquifers?

October 17, 2016 – In a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters last month, researchers at University of South Florida, Michigan Technological University, University of ... Continue Reading →
Reservoir on Snake River. Credit: Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services

Dams Have an Unintended Consequence: Methane Emissions

October 1, 2016 – Hydroelectric projects exploit the power of rivers by damming them up and creating an artificial drop to exploit the energy generated from the descending flow. ... Continue Reading →
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Interplanetary Mining Just Around the Corner

August 10, 2016 – We are less than a year away from seeing the first commercial mining operator launch a test mission into near-earth orbit with plans to follow up before the ... Continue Reading →
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David Suzuki Talks About The Future of Hydroelectric Power in a Warming World

July 18, 2016 –In an email I received from the David Suzuki Foundation he talks about how global warming will impact a most important renewable energy source, hydroelectric power. ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Low Tech Irrigation Pump Developed by Delft University Engineers

May 27, 2016 -Water wheels have been around for more than 2,500 years. The Greeks are credited with the invention although the water wheel shows up in ancient China as well. Another ... Continue Reading →
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An Update to Why 1.5 is a Better Number Than 2.0 When it Comes to Climate Change

April 30, 2016 – A little over a week ago I wrote a piece entitled, Why 1.5 is a Better Number Than 2.0. At the time I had not yet seen the latest research appearing in a new ... Continue Reading →

Freshwater Isn’t Just About Climate Change

April 5, 2016 – The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is a symptom of a much wider problem – a lack of freshwater in many parts of the United States and in other countries, ... Continue Reading →
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From Farm to Fork – How We Can Feed 9 Billion by 2050

January 15, 2016 – The challenge that lies ahead for humanity is simple. By 2050 be able to produce food and deliver it to a population of 9 billion plus. I call this act “from ... Continue Reading →
Drought in Southern Africa

Necessity Overcoming Unscientific Fears in GMO African Debate

January 10, 2016 – Drought in Southern Africa is causing widespread crop failures in a number of countries. It extends from South Africa to Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania. ... Continue Reading →
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Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape

December 26, 2015 – Did you know that in the past two decades, 90% of major disasters were weather related? There were nearly 7,000 record heatwaves, storms, floods and droughts. ... Continue Reading →