Author: Jennifer Lance

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NASA Images of China's Three Gorges Dam Reveals Flooding

China’s infamous Three Gorges Dam is the largest hyrdoelectric project in the world and potentially the biggest environmental tragedy.  It has been criticized by environmentalists and human rights advocates since its inception in 1992.  The Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2006 on the Yangtze River, and NASA has released images of the flooding reservoir […]

June 25th

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to be Revised Because of Climate Change

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement was enacted in 1972 between the United States and Canada “to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem.”  Over the years, the pact has undergone several revisions when the Great Lakes faced differing threats, such as phosphorus or toxic substances.  Recently, […]

June 22nd

5 Drought Monitoring Resources

Drought is a problem facing many parts of the world.  It is a normal climate event that occurs from time to time; however, the cause is often not “natural”.  Drought is often confused with aridity.  Aridity is a permanent climate change, whereas drought is recoverable.  According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, drought is defined […]

June 21st

Residential Water Use in Massachusetts Exceeds State Guidelines

There is nothing more annoying then seeing automated sprinklers watering sidewalks or spraying on lawns during rain.  Such excess water use is common in affluent communities.  Almost 100 Massachusetts communities are exceeding state guidelines for water usage. The state advises residential water consumption be limited to 65 gallons a day per person.

June 16th