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Scientists Say 120,000 Cubic Miles of Fresh Water Under Sea

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December 9, 2013
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Scientists in Australia believe there are about 120,000 cubic miles of water underneath the ocean floor 100 times more than we have used since 1900.


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Spain: The Battle Over Water

Spain: The Battle Over Water

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 21, 2013) — As a result of the economic crisis, many municipalities in Spain have sold their public water utilities to private companies. Now some local communities are finding out that the water supply networks are no longer being maintained properly and that water quality is on the decline. By the end of the year, about 60 percent of water utility management will be partly or entirely in private hands, making Spain the frontrunner in water privatization within Europe. Some experts are already calling it a "water bubble, and communities that are still trying to sell their water utilities are no longer able to obtain top prices. Now some communities are trying to regain public control over their water supply.
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Kenya Makes Incredible Water Discovery

Kenya Makes Incredible Water Discovery

Newsy (Sep. 12, 2013) — Radars and satellites have found an estimated 200 billion cubic meters of fresh water. The find could hydrate Kenyan's for the next 70 years.
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Salty Potatoes Spur Food Revolution

Salty Potatoes Spur Food Revolution

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 4, 2014) — A Dutch farmer is using diluted sea water to successfully grow crops, a breakthrough that could potentially minimize the impact of increasingly salinated fresh water reserves due to climate change, as well as save thousands of coastal farms around the world. Ben Gruber reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Yangtze River

Yangtze River

National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) — China’s Yangtze River is home to some of the world’s most spectacular whitewater, but plans to dam the river for hydropower threatens to alter the river’s natural landscape. National Geographic Young Explorer Trip Jennings and a group of international scientists, conservationists and river enthusiasts raft 120 miles of the Yangtze’s Great Bend for what may be the last time. The team hopes the seven day journey will bring national attention to this threatened wonder before the flow of development slows the rushing waters.
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