An eminent Australian water scientist has urged the world to take better care of its groundwater resources â€“ or risk dangerous scarcities, economic impacts and potential conflicts in coming decades.
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Increases in global energy requirements could lead to a rise in the energy sector's water footprint of up to 66% in the next 20 years, new research suggests. As part of a sustainable future, any energy mix must enable a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, some renewable sources, such as biofuels and large-scale hydropower, have large water footprints, a factor which must also be ... Read More
The World Bank has used Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to unveil an initiative aiming to tackle the water footprint of energy generation.
Thirsty Energy was formally launched on Wednesday at the joint closing ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit and the International Water Summit, which are part of Sustainability Week.
William Rex, lead water resources specialist at the bank, said the ... Read More
Currently, Iran is facing several economic problems such as a high rate of inflation, unemployment as well as stagnation which officials used to link to foreign factors such as western imposed sanctions. However, there is another problem which has very little to do with outside forces. It is the threat of losing any remaining water resources.
The country ranks first in the world for wasting wate ... Read More
Climate Change Could be Worse than Anyone Thought Â |Â The Latest News Â |Â Climate Change: Impacts and Responses
Expressed in the language of science, the paper does not generate a feeling of great alarm: â€œEquilibrium climate sensitivity refers to the ultimate change in global mean temperature in response to a change in external forcing.
â€œDespite decades of research attempting to narrow uncertainties, equilibrium climate sensitivity estimates from climate models still span roughly 1.5 to five degrees Celsi ... Read More
In his policy address last week, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying made it clear that "Hong Kong needs sustained economic growth to address issues such as poverty, housing, an ageing society, environmental protection and the upward mobility of our young people". Sound familiar? Yes, it is an elaboration of Deng Xiaoping's famous saying, "Development is an absolute principle".
Did Leung mean that ... Read More
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