Biofuels, crops straining world water...

Biofuels, crops straining world water reserves

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STOCKHOLM * Burgeoning demand for food to feed the world's swelling population, coupled with increased use of biomass as fuel is putting a serious strain on global water reserves, experts said "If we look at ...

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#1 Aug 25, 2008
According to Lundqvist, the global population today uses around 4,500 cubic kilometres of water each year to cover all water needs, including for agricultural irrigation.

Water enter the air when plants "breathe" in a process known as transpiration. An average tree can transpire hundreds of gallons of water into the air every day.

Nuclear power can have profound effects on water resources, water quality and aquatic and riparian ecology. nuclear power pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen

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