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Loving Water and Not Oil Means Standing for Mother Earth

Courtesy of Honor the Earth The summer of 2015 finds Native communities in Minnesota and the Dakotas fighting a multi-front war to protect precious water resources from big oil and uranium mining. There is a compelling Sioux spiritual belief that says tribes have a duty to protect "Unci Maka" for seven generations. Show More Summary

Amid Drought, California Experiments With Leasing Water Rights

12 hours agoNews : Truthdig

The state’s cities need water. Its farmers have the precious resource. Could leasing the rights to it solve the crisis responsibly?

Research spotlights a previously unknown microbial 'drama' playing in the Southern Ocean

A team of marine researchers has discovered a three-way conflict raging at the microscopic level in the frigid waters off Antarctica over natural resources such as vitamins and iron. The competition has important implications for understanding...Show More Summary

This Is What Could Start a War between India and China

Palmo Tenzin Security, Asia Could China and India go to war over water?  While everyone’s anxiously watching and analyzing the events unraveling in the South China Sea, there’s another resource conflict involving China that also deserves attention. Show More Summary

Does Forgoing Your Glass of Restaurant Water Actually Help the Drought?

If you've dined out in California lately, you may have noticed something missing: your complimentary glass of water. That's no accident. Last winter, as the state's epic drought wore on, the Water Resources Control Board was desperate to reduce water use—so it called on the public to offer up ideas. Show More Summary

The California Drought Is Making Some Fruit Taste…Better?!

On July 20, California's resources board fined a farming district near San Francisco $1.5 million for illegally diverting water to feed its rows of corn, tomatoes, cherries, and almonds. The Golden State, of course, continues to suffer...Show More Summary

WATCH: Drone Footage Shows CA Drought Severity

New footage from drones released by the California Department of Water Resources shows just how bad the drought in California has affected the state’s landscape. Showing aerial images of Folsom Read More The post WATCH: Drone Footage Shows CA Drought Severity appeared first on Ecorazzi.

$859M Savings on Water, Energy Available with Performance Contracting

Western states’ public schools and governments can save $859 million annually by using performance contracting to implement water management and energy conservation measures, according to a market study by Western Resource Advocates and McKinstry. Show More Summary

Is science drawing closer to an alien world?

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

NASA’s discovery of Earth-like exoplanet Kepler-452b, nicknamed “Earth 2.0?, has social media buzzing about the chances of finding a faraway world, possibly with alien life or key resources such as water. Science or fiction? The experts respond. – Is ‘Earth 2.0?...

Two killed, six injured in boat accident near Baltimore bridge

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Two bodies were pulled from the water near the Francis Scott Key Bridge spanning the Patapsco River, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police said in a statement. The power boat hit a concrete piling along a shipping channel that protects the bridge from boat strikes, police said.

Is the Los Angeles Water Supply Being Poisoned?

California has investigated more than 2,000 injection wells for possible risks to public safety, clean water and natural resources, but Governor Brown hasn't released the findings. On Thursday, the Center for Biological Diversity urged...Show More Summary

100 Ways You Can Improve the Environment

Use this resource to find 100 different ways to conserve energy, reduce toxicity, decrease greenhouse gases, create less trash, and protect our air and water in our homes, yards, and offices.

China Answers Japan Oil Rig Concern With Offer

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China repeated a call Friday for talks with Japan over joint development of gas and oil resources in contested waters in the East China Sea. The offer comes days after Japan disclosed a map and photographs...Show More Summary

A Stunning Look At California's Historic Drought - From The Air

"Ugly brown rings where waves used to lap at the shore. Dry docks lying on desiccated silt. Barren boat ramps. Trickles of water." Those are just some of the disturbing images California's Department of Water Resources team saw in an aerial tour of Northern California's Folsom Lake, Lake Oroville and Shasta reservoirs released this week... Show More Summary

Maritime & Shipbuilding Italian Style

With its coastline of 7,800 km, Italy is expediently nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea with the surrounding waters creating a tremendous resource for Italian economy.

Kids In Syria Need More Help Now Than Ever As Water Supply Gets Cut

After enduring more than four years of civil war, Syrians are now being deprived of the one resource they can’t survive without -- water. For weeks, areas of Aleppo were without water after Al Qaeda's Nusra Front closed the city’s main...Show More Summary

$1.5 Million Water Fine Issued Against California Farmers Over ‘Illegal Water Usage’ Claims

A $1.5 million water fine has been levied against a group of farmers who are struggling with California drought conditions. The state’s water resources control board claims the food-producers stole water to tend to their crops. The California...Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Rob Bishop

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Rep. Rob Bishop. Bishop chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources. Bishop is pleased with recent votes on forestry and water but admits a number of uphill battles remain for his committee and Congress. Show More Summary

Tippets: Trout Trails, Science of River Restoration, Sharpening Tying Scissors

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced a new program to help anglers find successful fishing locations. “Trout Trails” currently lists 129 trout fishing waters with a fishing profile and photo, access points and maps for each location. California’s … more ?

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