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Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques among six strategies identified as key to successfully reducing global water scarcity
Fri, 2014-08-29 10:23

Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents of Arizona and Nevada that they could face cuts in Colorado River water deliveries in 2016.

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Mining ancient ores for clues to early life

Scientists probe Canadian sulfide ore to confirm microbial activity in seawater 2.7 billion years ago
Mon, 2012-12-10 12:48

An analysis of sulfide ore deposits from one of the world’s richest base-metal mines confirms that oxygen levels were extremely low on Earth 2.7 billion years ago, but also shows that microbes were actively feeding on sulfate in the ocean and influencing seawater chemistry during that geological time period.

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