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Drinking Water for All: A 21st Century Challenge
As populations expand and the climate warms, the challenge of finding and maintaining potable water around the world grows more intense.
Peter Rogers

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: The Business World Looks at Climate Change
In recent months, the business world has been stepping up its calls on Congress to develop national climate change policies. Short of such policies, some businesses are taking matters into their own hands.
Truman Semans and Andre de Fontaine

Marine Protected Areas Help Safeguard Aquatic Life
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Although many marine ecosystems are facing tough challenges, scientific evidence suggests it's not too late to take serious measures to protect life in the oceans.
Jane Lubchenco and Kirsten Grorud-Colvert

The Agricultural Impact of Global Climate Change: How Can Developing-Country Farmers Cope?
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Researchers are working with farmers to institute sustainable land-use practices and to develop crops that are more "climate resilient," to help alleviate some of the potential implications of global climate change.
Nathan Russell

 

 

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Education: Why Do I Have to Learn Geometry?
Math and science are critical subjects for students to learn at a young age. Congress is considering a host of new initiatives to help bolster math and science education.
Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers

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Taxpayer’s Regret
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In developing countries such as Pakistan, as shown here, finding and maintaining potable water is a growing challenge as populations expand and the climate changes. Read more about the challenges on p. 38. Photo is courtesy of the U.N. OCHA Regional Office for Pakistan.

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