Agriculture is placing the biggest demands on water in Asia and the Pacific, as rising populations, rapid urbanization, and energy, industrial, and domestic use have left water stocks in a critical state.

Read more: Agriculture Placing Huge Demands on Water: Asia's Thirst for Food



90-159x300SARA BLACK
Professional photographer, renewable energy advocate

1. Develop energy consciousness.

Every time I plug a device or appliance into a wall socket or every time I flick a switch—these actions consume energy. Fewer unnecessary actions mean less wastage. I try to conserve power as much as I can.

Read more: 10 things you and I can do for climate change


Satellite image of U.S. storm, Dec. 28, 2015. Photo credit: NASA/NOAA GOES2015 featured some of the most significant climate milestones in human history. From record-high temperatures, to atmosphericconcentrations of carbon dioxide not seen in a million years or more, to a landmark international agreement to limit global warming, no other year has seen such a stark contrast of climate indicators. Each milestone provides perspective on how far we’ve come, where we are today and what the future might hold.

Read more: Climate Milestones of 2015: The Good, the Bad and the Signs to Watch


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