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Peak Water

United States Water Use Drops to Lowest Level in 40 Years

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The assumption that demand for water must inevitably grow is false. Let's start planning for the reality that a healthy economy and population can mean more sustainable, efficient, and equitable water use.

Peak Oil and Peak Water vs. Peak Network

Reid Hoffman | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Reid Hoffman

Dealing with resource scarcity will compel companies to adopt new technologies, new manufacturing processes, and new management practices -- all of which will drive innovation faster and faster. As the global middle class expands, there will be massive opportunities for entrepreneurs to create more efficient industries and more productive business ecosystems. Technologies and industries will collide in new and unexpected ways, and these entrepreneurial mashups, inspired in part by scarcity, will potentially produce greater utility and prosperity for society at large.

Peak What? Ask Barbie and Mickey Mouse

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

There are a lot of disagreements about whether we have reached peak oil or when the downhill slope will hit a point that brings a significant percentage of our vehicles to a grinding halt, but the concept has made scientists and policy makers ask the question: What other critical resources may be peaking?

Water Wars? Here in the US?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Water is serious business. As populations and economies grow, and as we increasingly reach "peak water" limits to local water resources, I believe that the risks of conflicts will increase, even here in the United States.

Predictions for Thriving in the Near Future

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

Seeing Sandy's damage to so many homes, including my own, got me thinking back over the many years I have been warning that extreme weather would be hitting a neighborhood near me, and near you, and near everyone who inhabits this abused planet.

Diverting the Missouri River to the West: 'Can' Does Not Mean 'Should'

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Terraforming is not science fiction but reality: humans are remaking the surface of our planet. We are altering the composition of the planet's atmosphere and fundamentally changing the entire global climate.

Has the U.S. Passed the Point of Peak Water?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There is strong evidence that the United States may have already passed the points of peak water, including peak renewable, nonrenewable, and ecological water, in many watersheds, especially (but not exclusively) in the more arid West.

Green News Report -- June 3, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Latest on th...

Water: The Circle Game or Up the Down Staircase

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegreengrok.com.We've all heard about peak oil, but is there such a thing as peak water? The concept of peak production in a res...

Water Footprint Calculator And Water Use Facts

thegreennw.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Recently all the talk has been about carbon footprints. What about water footprints? Water conservation efforts will be big news in 2009. Historically...

PEAK WATER: When The Water Runs Out

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Peak oil may be the least of our problems, scientists warned today. Growing industrial demand for water in developing countries such as China, rapidly...

Greening Hollywood: Liquid Gold

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Fuel is definitely a must-see. It's a conversation starter in this all-important crash course our nation must take on issues of alternative fuels and our planet's future.