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Water for a warming world

Freshwater: lifeblood of the planet Freshwater is the liquid of life. Without it the planet would be a barren wasteland. The supply of water is finite, but demand is rising rapidly as population grows and as water use per capita… read more

5 Reasons Not to Drink Bottled Water

Bottled water is healthy water — right? That’s what the marketers would have us believe. Just look at the labels or the bottled water ads: deep, pristine pools of spring water; majestic alpine peaks; healthy, active people gulping down icy… read more

Biofuels worsen Hungary’s drought

Biofuel production and burning agricultural by-products in power plants contributed to Hungary’s severe drought this year, an academic expert said. Drought slashed Hungary’s maize crop by half this year but dry weather would have less impact on crops if farmers… read more

Your food and the Himalayas (the lesson)

Not many people will immediately think of food problems when watching pictures of beautiful mountain landscapes of the Himalayas. The truth is that a big part of the human population (40%) depends on these mountains for their food supply. And… read more

Water and History

Water for people – through the ages There is plenty of water on earth, but fresh water is rare. Humans are depending on fresh water, personally, but also especially for the production of food. Most human settlements were traditionally started… read more