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Workers race to repair a damaged water main in Calgary on Friday, June 7, 2024. Calgarians are being urged to keep reducing their water usage by 25 per cent as a result of the shortages this break caused. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Calgary water shortages: Key ways to reduce your water footprint

Calgarians have been asked to reduce their water use. These simple steps can help us all to reduce our water footprint and save money at the same time.
In 2022, California built an emergency drought barrier across the West False River near Oakley to protect against saltwater intrusion. AP Photo/Terry Chea

What is seawater intrusion? A hydrogeologist explains the shifting balance between fresh and salt water at the coast

Saltwater intrusion is bad for human health, ecosystems, crops and infrastructure. Here’s how seawater can move inland, and why climate change is making this phenomenon more frequent and severe.
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It’s not just climate – we’ve already breached most of the Earth’s limits. A safer, fairer future means treading lightly

We’ve blown past the safe and just limit for vital Earth systems, from climate change to the biosphere and the use of fertilisers and freshwater. For humans to thrive means living in safe limits

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