UN Report: Rising demand for energy, from biofuels to shale gas, is a threat to freshwater supplies

The UN Building in New York City
The UN Building in New York City

Rising demand for energy, from biofuels to shale gas, is a threat to freshwater supplies that are already under strain from climate change, the United Nations said in a report last Friday. March 22 was World Water Day in the UN calendar. It urged energy companies to do more to limit use of water in everything from cooling coal-fired power plants to irrigation for crops grown to produce biofuels.

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