The Week in Water: Jan 28-Feb 3, 2012

Published on February 4th, 2012 | by

The Week in Water brings you the latest news in blue living from around the web.

Warren Buffett is investing in renewables, including hydropower.

Greg Laden talks about one of the dire consequences of global warming – fewer ice fishing contests.

1200 acres of rooftop gardens for New York City means reduced rainwater runoff and less pressure on storm drains.

Even deep ocean canyons feel the effects of heavy storms.  This can be both good and bad for the wildlife on the canyon floor – nutrients associated with shallower areas get washed into the depths, but so does sand, which can potentially bury or suffocate animals.

The Texas drought is officially over for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, but not the rest of the state.  It wouldn’t take much to knock DFW back into drought conditions, so many municipal systems are maintaining water restrictions.

The New York Times has this story about a central Texas town that has to truck water in.

New fishing limits are being put in place in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands because previous limits were not helping fish populations to recover.

Residents in rural Nevada are asking Las Vegas to try more water conservation measures rather than take rural Nevada’s water.

The state of Florida is trying to weaken environmental regulations that restrict runoff from agriculture.


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