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EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY 2016, EARLIER THAN EVER

Posted in 2016 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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On August 8th 2016, humanity will have used up nature’s budget for the entire year according to the Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank led by Club of Rome memberMathis Wackernagel.

Since 1970, Earth Overshoot Day has been changing date with a general tendency to come earlier in the year, this year will be a record though.

But there is some good news too and plenty of opportunities to act for reducing humanity’s ecological footprint.

#Pledgefortheplanet and read more about overshoot day and what you can do about it here:

http://www.overshootday.org/

 

Revolutionary mist-producing, water-saving The Nebia showerhead

Posted in 2016 with tags , , on January 24, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Nebia is unlike any shower you’ve ever experienced. Our H2MICRO™ technology atomizes water into millions of droplets to create 10 times more surface area than a regular shower. More water comes in contact with your body leaving your skin feeling clean and hydrated.

https://nebia.com

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Drought in the USA: 8 alarming before / after photos

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , on September 4, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

3 years went by between each picture and the severe drought! Very critical!

10 Cities That Could Run Out Of Water

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Securing access to plentiful, renewable sources of fresh water is among the biggest struggles large cities around the world face. Growing populations and declining fresh water supplies – from rapidly depleting aquifers as well as drought-stricken reservoirs and rivers – mean that cities are scrambling to find solutions.

In the pages that follow, we look at 10 major U.S. cities facing some of the nation’s most acute water shortages, and the hurdles they face in obtaining enough water to meet their citizens’, and industries’, needs.

http://www.weather.com/news/science/environment/10-cities-could-run-out-water-20131212?pageno=1

El Paso, Texas

San Jose, Calif.

Miami

Lincoln, Neb

Salt Lake City

San Diego

Los Angeles

Las Vegas

Atlanta

A World Without Water?

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

From Wind to Water / Discover the WMS1000 Wind Turbine: Eole Water’s technology / In fact, Eole Water creates everyday a rain phenomenon inside the wind turbine.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 18, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

China/Climate : Severe Drought Closes Yangtze River to Shipping

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame


In South China, where much of the area seems unable to shake off a drought that began last winter. The situation has become worse since the arrival of spring.
Provinces including Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Chongqing Municipality remain parched, and up to 120-thousand people have been affected.
Danielle Taff takes a look at how farmers are coping in one of China’s largest rice producing regions.


READ FULL ARTICLE ON
http://www.freakyweather.com/content/severe-drought-closes-yangtze-river-shipping

Drought on China’s Yangtze river has led to historically low water levels that have forced authorities to halt shipping on the nation’s longest waterway, the government and media said Thursday.

The water level along the lower reaches of the river near the city of Wuhan was just above three metres (10 feet) on Thursday, the Chang Jiang Waterway Bureau said on its website.

A day earlier, the bureau closed a 228-kilometre (140-mile) stretch above Wuhan to ocean-going vessels due to shallow water in an effort to prevent the ships from bottoming out.

Further up the river, the massive Three Gorges Dam, the world’s biggest hydroelectric project, has discharged more water to alleviate the drought conditions down river, state press reported.

It was not immediately clear if the measures would be effective, as the drought along the middle reaches has sent water levels to their lowest point in five decades, the China Daily said.

At least two ships have been stranded in recent days as dozens of emergency teams have been dispatched to prevent accidents along the middle reaches, where the river has shrunk to an average width of about 150 metres, it said.

According to Wang Jingquan of the Yangtze River Water Resources Committee, damming up the river at the controversial Three Gorges Dam has aggravated the drought by diverting water flow to the lower reaches, the paper said.

The 6,300-kilometre Yangtze is China’s longest waterway and is indispensable to the economies of many cities along its route.

The drought has left 400,000 people in Hubei province without drinking water and has threatened nearly 870,000 hectares (2.15 million acres) of farmland in the grain-growing region, the paper said.

October to May is normally the dry season along the river and ocean-going ships are only allowed to go up river past Wuhan at the end of April when the rainy season usually begins, state media said.

“Even though heavy rains are expected in coming months, it’s possible they won’t raise the water level much,” the China Daily quoted Wu Heping, director of the Wuhan waterway bureau, as saying.


READ FULL ARTICLE ON
http://www.freakyweather.com/content/severe-drought-closes-yangtze-river-shipping

Groundwater vanishing in Central Valley

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

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