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Where the world’s running out of #water , in one map http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/08/10/where-the-worlds-running-out-of-water-in-one-map/?utm_content=buffercc54a&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer * World faces 'water-energy' crisis: United Nations... http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/world-faces-water-energy-crisis-united-nations-20140321 ** NASA: "The convergence of food, water and energy crises could create a 'perfect storm' within about fifteen years" http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/14/nasa-civilisation-irreversible-collapse-study-scientists 'Shocking' underground water loss in US drought: study http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Shocking_underground_water_loss_in_US_drought_study_999.html Farmers Deplete Fossil #Water in World’s Breadbaskets http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/08/09/farmers-deplete-fossil-water-in-worlds-breadbaskets/ * 30 Facts About The Coming Water Crisis That Will Change The Lives Of Every Person On The Planet http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/30-facts-about-the-coming-water-crisis-that-will-change-the-lives-of-every-person-on-the-planet ** Unchecked Warming To Dust-Bowlify Southwest, Central Plains, Amazon, Europe For Centuries #climate http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/02/3572205/warming-dust-bowlify/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~ * America's oil and gas rush depleting water in the driest and most drought-prone areas from Texas to California http://www.collapsenet.com/free-resources/collapsenet-public-access/news-alerts/item/12189-fracking-depleting-us-water-supplies?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=CollapseNet&utm_term=peakoil,+collapse,+transition&utm_content=peakoil,+collapse,+transition Drinking water contaminated by shale gas boom in Texas and Pennsylvania http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/15/drinking-water-contaminated-by-shale-gas-boom-in-texas-and-pennslyvania-study Biennial report The World's Water has provides key data and expert insights into our most pressing freshwater issues http://www.worldwater.org/ Top Water-related Impacts of Climate Change http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-fleischli/climate-change-water_b_1154158.html?ref=green#s541209&title=Increased_Risk_of Global #water shortage now 'chronic': UN report http://abcasiapacificnews.com/stories/201203/3451885.htm US Intelligence Report: Expect #Water Wars Soon http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/22-7 SOUTHWEST/CALIFORNIA Water Deficit: Rising demand in seven Western states where 40 million people depend on the Colorado River http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22178645/water-deficit-worsening-west-salazar-and-top-regulators California's Current Drought Might Be Tiny Compared to What's Coming http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonianmag/californias-current-drought-might-be-tiny-compared-whats-coming-180951492/#JRWo2EijcjBLjMrx.99 California May Have Hit Its Driest Point In 500 Years And The Effects Are Frightening http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/30/california-drought-effects-500-years_n_4647529.html National Science Foundation: Record California Drought Directly Linked To Climate Change http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/29/3573288/california-drought-that-all-climate-change/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~ Infographic: 203 drought maps reveal just how thirsty California has become http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-g-california-drought-map-htmlstory.html #Climate Change Ups Odds of a Southwest Megadrought http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-change-megadrought-southwest-17969 National Weather Service predicts droughts will get worse across the West http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/01/17/brown-to-declare-california-drought-emergency-as-western-water-woes-intensify/ PRIVATIZING SCARCE FRESHWATER Huge Corporations are Planning to Privatize Water Necessary for All Life to Sell Back to Humanity for Profit http://aattp.org/huge-corporations-are-planning-to-privatize-water-necessary-for-all-life-to-sell-back-to-humanity-for-profit/ The Price of Water 2013: Up Nearly 7 Percent in Last Year in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 25 Percent Rise Since 2010 http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2013/world/the-price-of-water-2013-up-nearly-7-percent-in-last-year-in-30-major-u-s-cities-25-percent-rise-since-2010/ RISING SEA LEVELS DUE TO CO2 & WARMING ** Flooding Risk From #Climate Change, Country by Country Scientific evidence accumulates that global warming is underway & sea levels will rise faster than predicted http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/01/impact-climate-change-ferris?cid=Search_Reports_CText-Reports-BBBS2014-HD_36548570419&gclid=CJOSlpbElbwCFStnOgodpgoA5A Antarctic glacier’s ‘unstoppable’ collapse to raise sea levels, NASA study says http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/05/12/antarctic_glaciers_unstoppable_collapse_to_raise_sea_levels_nasa_ study_says.html As the seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at America’s shores #climate http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/waters-edge-the-crisis-of-rising-sea-levels/ Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt How Rising Seas Could Sink Nuclear Plants On The East Coast http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/19/maps-rising-seas-storms-threaten-flood-coastal-nuclear-power-plants_n_5233306.html The U.S. cities with the worst #climate change-related flooding The U.S. cities with the worst climate change-related flooding OCEAN ACIDIFICATION DUE TO RISING CO2 LEVELS Ocean Acidification Threatens Economies and Cultures Around the World | EcoWatch #climate http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/21/ocean-acidification-threatens-economies-cultures/ Science: Ocean Acidifying So Fast It Threatens Humanity’s Ability to Feed Itself http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2012/03/02/436193/science-ocean-acidifying-so-fast-it-threatens-humanity-ability-to-feed-itself/ Rise of acid ocean eats away base of food chain #climate http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/rise-of-acid-ocean-eats-away-base-of-food-chain-8348892.html RELATED #Globalwarming close to becoming irreversible: scientists #climate http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/26/us-climate-thresholds-idUSBRE82P0UJ20120326?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29 Global Warming Now "Irreversible", Warns Scientific Body The American Meteorological Society climate http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/2551758422/the-price-of-ignorance-global-warming-now-irreversible-warns-scientific-body "Essentially we need ways to increase our personal and social resilience while coming into communities that are dedicated to preserving what matters most. It means training ourselves from today onwards in the ancient trades of farming and clothing, of healing and shelter" http://www.countercurrents.org/james260912.htm "Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth." ~ Albert Schweitzer How We Should Live In The Face Of Catastrophic Climate Change, A Conversation With Carolyn Baker And Andrew Harvey http://www.carolynbaker.net/2014/04/16/how-we-should-live-in-the-face-of-catastrophic-climate-change-a-conversation-with-carolyn-baker-and-andrew-harvey/
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SWPA-ESC recommends contacting the following individuals with specific questions on air and water quality testing and concerns. In addition, we have listed several clinical contacts as well. Page 2 lists online resources and links to applicable research.
Ben Stout, PhD
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Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH
Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program
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Welcome to International Year on Water Cooperation! (http://www.unwater.org/watercooperation2013.html ) As you may know there is a series of rapid UN/civil society consultations (through web discussion forums) on different aspects of the post-2015 development agenda, in follow-up to the Rio+20 summit. Those of you working on water-related issues might like to take this important opportunity to make your voice heard on that topic in particular, at http://www.worldwewant2015.org/water .
Find out more about the Water for the World Act:
This article includes links to other organizations involved in water awareness
- The STOP FLUORIDATING OUR SANTA FE WATER Campaign;
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- Each Sunday morning at 11AM, David Bacon and his associates host interesting conversations with local and visiting activists, politicians and folk at the cutting edge of today’s environmental and democratic movements.
- On the 18th November, David hosted a conversation with Neema Namadamu of the Congo, who’s vision Women Witness Congo is a very important watershed moment in the history of the region.
- Neema’s visit to the USA and her tour is a project of the Alliance for The Earth which also has the Earth Treasure vase project. Please visit www.EarthTreasureVase.org to find out more about this important and fascinating project.
- Jensine Larson, founder of World Pulse was also in attendance at Neema’s conversation and supported and accompanied Neema on her US tour. World Pulse was created to connect women’s voices to transform the world. “World Pulse is using digital media to connect women worldwide and bring them a global voice – an action media network powered by women from 190 countries…” Please visit this wonderful organization’s website www.WorldPulse.com to find out more about this important movement to support women as a force in the world. You can read Neema’s articles on this website.
- Here is a site that promotes awareness about drinking water:
- To support action to protect our oceans and the wildlife in the Oceans, please visit:
- CCAMLR is tasked with the conservation of Antarctica’s ecosystems.
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Earthjustice | 50 California Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94111 | 415-217-2000***********************Oil & Gas Accountability Project:*******************Day at the Roundhouse with Food & Water Watch – Friday, January 18, 2013! Press event from 12:00 to 1:00 with Senator Peter Wirth speaking on SB18 – an amendment that would require GMO labeling in New Mexico! Also, information on why we should Ban Fracking. Please contact Carmen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to speak at this event. See you there.