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Editor's Corner: Liquid Gold

The Science Teacher -- September 2006

As prices soar to over $3 a gallon, “it” has become a hotly contested political issue. Wars and other international conflicts have erupted over access to “it,” and pumping “it” out of the ground has become more and more expensive. If you’re thinking that “it” refers to oil or gasoline, think again. “It,” in this case, is water! In this month’s Editor’s Corner, the Field Editor discusses the alarming global problem of water scarcity and the depletion of Earth’s water resources, which threaten to make water the “new oil.” In addition, he references some of the featured articles in this issue of The Science Teacher that directly relate to this timely topic.
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