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Largest City In South America Could Run Out Of Water In 100 Days

by Joaquim Moreira Salles on October 24, 2014

The Cantareira System, responsible for half the water supply of South America's largest city, is now at 3.2 percent capacity.

Joaquim is an intern at ThinkProgress.

The Cantareira System, responsible for half the water supply of South America’s largest city, is now at 3.2 percent capacity.

CREDIT: (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

It’s one in the morning, and dozens of people are lining up at a series of public water taps in Continue →

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A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas, Sept. 24, 2013. With fresh water not as plentiful companies have been looking for ways to recycle their waste.

A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas, Sept. 24, 2013. With fresh water not as plentiful companies have been looking for ways to recycle their waste.

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Oil and gas companies are Continue →

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Thilafushi, this is where they burn the garbage in paradise. Image from Flickr by Hani Amir. CC BY-NC-ND

Thilafushi Kuni Gondu - This is where they burn the garbage in paradise. Image from Flickr by Hani Amir. CC BY-NC-ND

Each year, approximately one million tourists visit the island nation Maldives for its sunny warm weather and stunning natural beauty.

But there's an ugly consequence of all those visitors, along with Continue →

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In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, pro-science supporters rally prior to a State Board of Education public hearing on proposed new science textbooks, in Austin, Texas.

In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, pro-science supporters rally prior to a State Board of Education public hearing on proposed new science textbooks, in Austin, Texas.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Eric Gay

Thousands of Texans are calling on the state legislature to fix errors in proposed science textbooks, many of Continue →

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生まれて初めてのこぎりで竹を切り、手作りした装置や食器を使って流しそうめん体験。外で食べるそうめんの味は最高! 撮影は2014年8月2日、SanoRieによる。使用許可済み。

Children are being taught how to make use of an abundent satoyama resource, bamboo. Bamboo can be used for tools, food, or in this case, a sluice for slurping noodles in the summertime (eating noodles outside in summer is always fun). Photo taken in August 2014. Image credit: SanoRie.

A Continue →

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Armed vigilantes and local hunters patrol the streets of Maiduguri, Nigeria on September 4, 2014.

Armed vigilantes and local hunters patrol the streets of Maiduguri, Nigeria on September 4, 2014.

CREDIT: AP Photo / Jossy Ola

According to a new review of 55 separate studies, there is a meaningful connection between climate change and human violence.

The working paper, put out by researchers with the Continue →

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The price of utility-scale solar power is 59 percent below where analysts thought it would be at this point back in 2010.

That’s the word from a new report out of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Furthermore, between 2012 Continue →

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Wind capacity could increase nearly seven-fold by 2030, reaching a total of more than 2,000 gigawatts and meeting almost 20 percent of electricity demand, according to a new report. Released on Wednesday, the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 says that while wind power is already in 90 Continue →

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Downtown Houston in October, 2008. The city has severe smog issues and new research suggests that pollution from fracking contributes significantly to the problem.

Downtown Houston in October, 2008. The city has severe smog issues and new research suggests that pollution from fracking contributes significantly to the problem.

CREDIT: AP/David J. Phillip

Texas’ chief toxicologist is arguing that the EPA shouldn’t tighten ground-level ozone, or smog, rules because there will be little Continue →

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Photograph shows scenes from Newcastle Harbourthis morning where representatives from 12 Pacific Island nations came to raise awarness of climate change by blockading the movements of coal ships.Photograph by Dean Sewell/Oculi for 350.org.Photograph taken Friday 17th October 2014.

Photograph shows scenes from Newcastle Harbour where representatives from 12 Pacific Island nations came to raise awareness of climate change by blockading the movements of coal ships. Photograph by Dean Sewell/Oculi for 350.org. Friday, 17 October 2014.

This article was written by Aaron Packard for 350.org, an organization building a global climate movement, and Continue →

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Whitlam walks with President Nixon

Prime Minister of Australia Edward G. Whitlam leaving the White House, walking with President Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger behind them. Photo by Jack Kightlinger, White House photographer (Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Two words have trended on Twitter all day in Australia on 21 Continue →

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Rick Piltz

Rick Piltz, Founder and Director of Climate Science Watch (via CSW)

“If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us saintly. But since we see that abhorrence, anger, pride, and stupidity commonly profit far beyond charity, modesty, justice, and thought, perhaps we must Continue →

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