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Delaying vote on California's Delta Tunnels gives estuary hope

The $25 billion California Water Fix proposes to construct several massive underground tunnels that will update California's water infrastructure by diverting more water, making the delivery more reliable and improving environmental...

source: By Megan Martens
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A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Limnology found that despite concerns over climate change, the conditions of Wisconsin's lakes have remained relatively stable over the past 20 years. The findings...

source: Wisconsin Public Radio

Searching for water, some tree roots probe hundreds of feet deep and many trees send roots through cracks in rocks, according to a new study led by a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor. Moreover, the depth of plant roots, which varies between species and soil conditions,...

source: Rutgers University via Phys.org

Conventional wisdom dictates water conservation can only benefit communities affected by drought. But researchers have deduced that indoor residential conservation can have unintended consequences in places where systems of wastewater reuse have already been implemented,...

source: University of California-Riverside via ScienceDaily

In a startling turnabout, Lake Superior has lost its championship title as the clearest of the Great Lakes. Lake Huron — now in first place — and Lake Michigan in the second spot have bumped Superior down to third place, a new study of water clarity in the Upper...

source: Traverse City Record-Eagle

Water is currently one of the biggest risks to the $5 trillion food industry, according to the sustainability nonprofit organization, Ceres. The global food sector, which uses 70 percent of the world's freshwater, faces extraordinary...

source: Environmental Leader

To feed a global population that has expanded from 3.7 billion in 1970 to about 7 billion today, agriculture has had to up its game. During this same time, agriculture (both plants and livestock) production has more than doubled....

source: Genetic Literacy Project


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