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Adding up business and energy
Could a business practice usually reserved for boosting profits be used to help turn companies green by reducing their energy use? Writing in the International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage (IJSSCA), researchers in India provide an answer. View News Article (2008-05-16)

Where Is Your Soil Water? Crop Yield Has the Answer
Crop yield is highly dependent on soil plant-available water, the portion of soil water that can be taken up by plant roots. View News Article (2008-07-02)

European Water Directive: Optical sensors detect minute amounts of pollutants
Minute amounts of organic pollutants-including oestrone-can now be detected in river water as a result of a new optical sensing instrument realised in a project funded by the EU's Environment Programme. View News Article (2004-09-01)

How to avoid water wars between 'fracking' industry and residents
The shale gas boom has transformed the energy landscape in the U.S., but in some drier locations, it could cause conflict among the energy industry, residents and agricultural interests over already-scarce water resources, say researchers.  View News Article (2014-04-23)

Can hemp help the everglades?
Within Southern Florida, soil and water conditions indicate potential for leaching from the use of atrazine-based herbicides in corn crops. Scientists from USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Florida conducted studies to evaluate the specific groundwater risk from atrazine use by focusing on a specific cover crop that seems to have the potential to greatly reduce that risk.... View News Article (2007-08-07)

Will intensive forest practices impact water quality?
In order to increase productivity, forest practices have become more intense in recent decades. Forest fertilization increased by 800% in the southeastern United States from 1990 to 1999, and the total acreage fertilized in the Southeast exceeds the forest area fertilized in the rest of the world. View News Article (2008-01-08)

Same-day water pollution test could keep beaches open more often
With warm summer days at the beach on the minds of millions of winter-weary people, scientists are reporting that use of a new water quality test this year could prevent unnecessary beach closures while better protecting the health of swimmers. View News Article (2013-04-04)

Saving Water without Hurting Peach Production
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping peach growers make the most of dwindling water supplies in California's San Joaquin Valley.  View News Article (2012-11-26)

Will future population growth be limited by freshwater availability?
The global human population is growing faster than the water supply. Investigators recently analyzed various models and trends to assess both optimistic and pessimistic projections of future water use and shortages. View News Article (2015-03-17)

Earth: Fixing Pakistan's water woes
Pakistan is facing tremendous water issues. This summer's flooding has left millions of people without homes and without access to clean drinking water. View News Article (2010-09-27)

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