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  1. As Climate Change Erodes U.S. Coastlines, An Invasive Plant Could Become An Ally

    Many invasive species are found along U.S. coasts, including fishes, crabs, mollusks, and marsh grasses. Since the general opinion is that invasives are harmful, land managers and communities spend a lot of time and resources attempting to remove them. Often this happens before much is known about their actual effects, either good or bad.

  2. Leaning In To The Challenge Of Climate Change

    Climate change is unfolding right before our very eyes. And for Denver Water it is serious business. Experts in Colorado point to rising temperatures, earlier spring runoff and extreme fire behavior as powerful evidence for climate shifts resulting from the buildup of greenhouse gases tied to power generation, tailpipe emissions and a wide array of additional human activities over decades.

  3. New EPA Citizen Science Quality Assurance Handbook Provides Best Practices For Citizen Science Projects

    For those who are curious about the natural world or have concerns about environmental issues such as air pollution or water quality, there are more and more opportunities to collect and report data to the public or government agencies. Using new technologies, it is easier than ever to collect, analyze, and report environmental data.

  4. When Water Is Scarce, We Can't Afford To Neglect The Alternatives To Desalination

    This is the second of two articles looking at the increasing reliance of Australian cities on desalination plants to supply drinking water, with less emphasis on the alternatives of water recycling and demand management. So what is the best way forward to achieve urban water security?

  5. Wastewater Is An Asset — It Contains Nutrients, Energy And Precious Metals, And Scientists Are Learning How To Recover Them

    Most people think as little as possible about the wastewater that is produced daily from their showers, bathtubs, sinks, dishwashers and toilets. But with the right techniques, it can become a valuable resource.

  6. Serving The Mandate Of World Water Day

    The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have shined new light on steps that must be taken to safeguard our world’s critical resources. Addressing everything that impacts the health and economic growth of communities, the SDGs embed sustainability in the global consciousness and offer nations a roadmap for tackling the key challenges of our time.

  7. How Tech Can Conserve And Improve Access To Water

    As South Africa commemorates National Water Week from March 17 to 23 to highlight the scarcity of this vital resource, municipalities and utilities around the country are increasingly turning to technology to help them with both conservation and expanding accessibility to more communities.

  8. EPA's Plan To Regulate Chemical Contaminants In Drinking Water Is A Drop In The Bucket

    After more than a year of community meetings and deliberations, the U.S. EPA announced in February 2019 that it would begin the process of regulating two drinking water contaminants, seeking to stem a growing national public health crisis. If EPA follows through, this would be the first time in nearly 20 years that it has set an enforceable standard for a new chemical contaminant under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

  9. Cities Turn To Desalination For Water Security, But At What Cost?

    Removing salts and other impurities from water is really difficult. For thousands of years people, including Aristotle, tried to make fresh water from sea water. In the 21st century, advances in desalination technology mean water authorities in Australia and worldwide can supply bountiful fresh water at the flick of a switch.

  10. Why Big Storms And Deep Snows Don’t Always Equal Full Reservoirs

    There’s a lot of attention paid to Colorado’s high country through the winter months.