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Mining company fights for permit to drill near famed river

6 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Red Flat Nickel Corporation has filed a petition with the Oregon Water Resources Department asking the agency to reconsider denial of the company’s application to withdraw water in the watershed of the National Wild and Scenic NorthShow More Summary

Around the world, people living near water don’t have enough water

The megacity of São Paulo in Brazil -- home to 21 million people -- is facing a devastating drought. Yet as a country, Brazil has more freshwater resources than any other nation in the world. How is that possible? Immediate causes of the drought aside -- it may be a case of the environment getting humans back for their rampant deforestation of […]

Saving The Planet One Flush At A Time

Water is a natural resource that some of use humans take for granted. It seems that we can turn on a facet to find an unlimited supply. That’s not true in all parts of the world. In the US, toilets use 27% of household water requirements. Show More Summary

Sarah Bates' Presentation: 'Addressing Water Issues in Private Land Conservation Planning'

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

About two weeks ago we at Oregon State University were thankful to have Sarah Bates of the National Wildlife Federation and The Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Montana visit us. She spoke on an important but oft-overlooked issue, Addressing Water Issues in Private Land...

Robert T. Lackey Redux - Again! 'The Role of Science in Water Resource Policy'

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

While I am having fun in Budapest (check out this hilarious flip chart diagram produced by my group) good friend and colleague Bob Lackey gave a lecture in my GEO /Soil 335 class, Introduction to Water Science and Policy: 'Role of Science in Water Resource Policy': Download Lackey_GEO335_25Nov2014 He also...

Hawaii to Test Smart Water Heaters as Grid Resources

Hawaiian Electric is trying out all sorts of distributed energy assets to help it manage its solar-impacted island electricity system, including behind-the-meter batteries, and smart-meter-enabled energy disaggregation. But one of the cheaper grid tools at its disposal could be the ubiquitous electric water heater. read more

Why Iraq must stop playing the shari'a card

If you're a woman living in Raqqa, Iraq, you already had enough to worry about: Your government recently lost a quarter of the country to the Islamic State. Basic resources like food, water, and electricity are scarce. U.S. air strikes in the region are on the rise. Show More Summary

Study Finds no Energy-Related Water Contamination in Bakken Region, But...

Oil and gas development in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana has not impacted shallow water resources, according to a new study. However, the age of the groundwater sampled and the sample locations indicate additional research should be conducted to fully evaluate energy production impact. read more

Antwerp Port into Better Water Resources Management

Today, 19 November, is World Toilet Day when attention worldwide focuses on the 2.6 billion people who do not have access to sanitary facilities, and on the 768

State Department's Keystone XL Contractor ERM Approved Project Now Melting Glaciers

A controversial government contractor once again finds itself in hot water, or in this case, melting glacier water. TransCanada chose Environmental Resources Management Group ( ERM ) as one of its contractors to conduct the environmental impact statement for Keystone XL  on behalf of the  U.S. Show More Summary

Remembering Reisner Redux....And Then Some

last monthUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Yesterday we were treated to a great seminar by Sarah Bates, who spoke on 'Addressing Water Issues in Private Land Conservation Planning'. It was based on her excellent publication, Land Trusts & Water - Strategies & Resources for Addressing Water in Western Land Conservation. I hope to get her PPT...

Droughtshaming: Here's How Much Water is Being Used Per Person in Every Part of LA Every Day

California is in a massive drought of historical and possibly catastrophic proportions and the droughtshaming is on. The chief droughtshamers at the State Water Resources Control Board have even started collecting new data so they can get extra shamey—in...

Why We Should Be Investing in Protected Areas

Whether it is the ecosystem services that support the conditions for life, the natural resources necessary for the creation of products, or the business costs resulting from droughts, floods, reduced air and water quality or climate-related threats, business must be willing to explore investing in nature to protect its bottom lines. Show More Summary

In California, Rich People Use the Most Water

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As the California drought worsens, the State Water Resources Control Board has released hard numbers on which regions drain the state's water supplies most. It turns out that the biggest water users tend to be wealthy suburbanites... with one exception. Read more...

Saturday Specials - Papers: 1) Potable Water from Saline Groundwater; 2) Jordan's Water Resources

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

A couple of interesting papers sent my way by a friend. Click on the title of each paper in case the PDF does not download. 1) "Innovation for Making Potable Water Available in Saline Groundwater Areas", by Sharma, L.,Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 6, 1284-1289. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2014.614118. Download JWARP_Potable_GW_Sharma...

Mono Lake at 20: Past, Present and Future

Please join us as the UC Berkeley School of Law, with stakeholders in the Mono Lake Cases, convenes a symposium in Sacramento on November 17, 2014, to mark the 20th anniversary of the State Water Resources Control Board’s Decision 1631. Panel presentations feature an cast of thought leaders, including: Marty Adams (Los Angeles Department of Water […]

Magnetism and Weather: Interconnections?

Opinion; Dr. Tim Ball Way back in the last century, I suggested that in this 21st century the dominant issue in science would be magnetism and in resources water. This especially applies to climatology, where, thanks to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), they are either marginalized or ignored. It is not the only…

Lessons Learned from Limiting My Water Use: You Don’t Waste What You Don’t Have

When your water use becomes limited - from emergencies or contamination - you learn not to waste this precious resource, but to use it mindfully The post Lessons Learned from Limiting My Water Use: You Don’t Waste What You Don’t Have appeared first on Sustainablog.

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