Marcus Stephen wrote an Op-Ed piece in today’s NYTimes that his tiny Pacific Island nation, Nauru, may not exist in another century.
Guest Blog by Luke Wilson, Jasmine Woods, and Jaqueline Stogner The recent drought and influx of people in SC has caused the state-owned utility company, Santee Cooper, to propose the construction of two 660-megawatt coal-fired power plants in Florence County in order to keep up with SC’s growing electricity demand. Coal burning plants emit carbon […]
An interesting article in Nature says that we’re running out of phosphate across the world. Phosphate is a very critical nutrient that’s required for plant growth and is usually mined in some parts of the world. Apparently, there’s less than 50 years worth of high quality phosphate available that could be mined. Running out could […]
It’s very hard to assess how fast groundwater is being removed for agricultural use and how much is being recharged. This is even more difficult when no centralized records are maintained regarding groundwater usage. No such assessments are available for northwestern India, which is often referred to as the “bread basket” of India as they […]
Most of you are aware of the current severe drought situation in southeastern US. A lot of people in the southwestern US have been experiencing the drought for several years now. Some of these areas have their groundwater and surface water resources on the verge of exhaustion. In a recent study, researchers from Sand Diego […]