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Pumping Groundwater in a Drought is Great, As Long As You Have It

Groundwater decline shocked researchers who conclude that the combination of less surface & groundwater poses a significant threat to the long-term water security of the region. Counting things tends to provide a sense of how much you have; and knowing how much you have tends to provide incentive for taking better care of them.

If This Continues, You May Need Armed Guards On Food Trucks

There are now 49 million Americans dealing with food insecurity & this will only get worse as food prices go even higher. It is now not too hard to imagine desperate people holding up food trucks & robbing grocery stores in order to feed themselves and their families. We may see soon armed guards on food trucks, if this continues.

California Regulators Clamp Down On Water Waste

California regulators are starting to clamp down on water waste & about 60 California cities and agencies have imposed mandatory water-use cutbacks, some as high as 50%. Some residents are angry about the crackdown. There isn’t much choice – It’s either do it or you die.

Water Situation In Las Vegas "Is As Bad As You Can Imagine"

Las Vegas gets just four inches of rain in a good year & in the first four months of 2014 there was just 0.31 of an inch, but still uses 219 gallons of water per person per day, the highest figures in the US. Unless it can find a way to get more water from somewhere Las Vegas is out of business. Yet they’re still building, which is stupid.

25 Shocking Facts About The Earth’s Dwindling Water Resources

Hundreds of millions of people living in North Africa, the Middle East, India and parts of China already deal with severe water shortages as part of their daily lives. But this is just the beginning. If nothing is done, the lack of fresh water will eventually be deeply felt by nearly everyone on the entire planet.

World food prices rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time since their all-time high in August 2012, driven by rising demand in China, drought in the U.S. & unrest in Ukraine. According to the World Bank, internationally traded food prices increased by a sharp 4% led by wheat and maize, up 18% & 12%, respectively.

One Index Finally Makes Water a Great Investment

Water Shortages Pose Growing Risk for American Companies – You’d think water would be a compelling investment theme. And you’d be right. Water has taken a back seat to virtually every other resource in the battle for private investment dollars. When will water investing’s moment arrive… and fulfill its immense potential?

Water Crisis - 142 Cities Rationing Water in Drought Ridden Brazil

Did you know that the drought in Brazil is so bad that some neighborhoods are only being allowed to get water once every three days? At this point, 142 Brazilian cities are rationing water and there does not appear to be much hope that this crippling drought is going to end any time soon.

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