Importing goods, exporting drought? : In the News

Droughts ‘may lay waste’ to parts of US

  • Source: The Guardian
  • Icon: Script 26th February 2009

The world's pre-eminent climate scientists produced a blunt assessment of the impact of global warming on the US yesterday, warning of droughts that could reduce the American south-west to a wasteland and heatwaves that could make life impossible even in northern cities.

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L.A.’s water emergency

  • Source: LA Times
  • Icon: Script 13th February 2009

Recent rains mean nothing; the city must get serious about dealing with water shortages.

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Solution for the world’s water woes

  • Source: BBC News
  • Icon: Script 10th February 2009

Rising populations and growing demand is making the world a thirsty planet, says David Molden. In this week's Green Room, he says the solution lies in people reducing the size of their "water footprints".

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UK adds to drain on global water sources

  • Source: The Guardian
  • Icon: Script 20th August 2008

Water, or lack of it, has moved rapidly up the agenda for British businesses. A report published today by the environmental group WWF highlights why the issue is suddenly being taken so seriously. UK Water Footprint calculates for the first time how much water British consumers use, not just directly, but also indirectly due to the large volumes required to produce the globally-sourced, all year round foods and textile fibres which we now take for granted.

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Where Britain’s water footprint falls most heavily

  • Source: The Guardian
  • Icon: Script 20th August 2008

Two thirds of the water needed to produce the UK's food and clothes is used in other countries

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Importing food means exporting drought

  • Source: The Guardian
  • Icon: Script 20th August 2008

We need to change the way we eat if we are to tackle the looming catastrophe of water scarcity

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Revealed: the massive scale of UK’s water consumption

  • Source: The Guardian
  • Icon: Script 20th August 2008

Each Briton uses 4,645 litres a day when hidden factors are included

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Forget carbon: you should be checking your water footprint

  • Source: The Independent
  • Icon: Script 21st April 2008

Ethical shopping just got harder – but the latest attempt to help conscientious consumers calculate their impact on the environment could do more to preserve scarce resources than all its predecessors.

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