The use of hydropower for electrical generation has grown steadily worldwide. New technologies make hydropower more efficient and less intrusive into the environment and tourist views. This article via sustainablog lays out the numbers in an easy to understand fashion.
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UN Millennium Development Goal Met – Proportion of People Unable to Access Safe Drinking Water Cut in Half
In 2000, the United Nations set some goals called Millennium Development Goals (MDG). One of those goals was to halve the proportion of people who have no access to safe drinking water by 2015. That goal was met at the end of 2010 – two billion more people on this planet have access to safe drinking water.
These five books are a great place to start to learn more about the water crisis, water conservation methods, and ways to help those in need.
Living with Water is a five weekend series focusing on flooding along the Red River in North Dakota.
Governor Tom Corbett announced yesterday that the state of Pennsylvania is investing $98 million in water infrastructure projects.
After last year’s severe flooding in Singapore, an expert panel was formed to examine drainage design and flood prevention measures. Last week, they revealed their findings.
A sinkhole in Allentown, Pennsylvania opened up in the last week of December, taking several houses with it and exposing a broken water main. Experts are undecided as to whether the cavern broke the water main or if the water main broke and caused the sinkhole.
The Great Lakes isn’t the only area in the U.S. facing water shortages. In fact, lately it seems like there are more areas dealing with shortage or drought than not. We all need to change our habits to conserve water now, before the situation becomes even more critical. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Atlanta isn’t the only area in the U.S. facing extreme drought conditions. Many states in the Southeast and Southwest are having the very same problem. But what can we, as individuals, do to reduce our water consumption during times of drought?
What do you think of when you take a drink of fresh, cool tap water? Chromium-6 probably doesn’t jump to your mind; however, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found this suspected carcinogen in 31 of the 35 cities’ tap water they tested. Senators Feinstein and Boxer have responded by introducing Senate Bill 79, the Protecting […]
The water in San Francisco Bay has been photographed and reproduced around the world- but have you seen it through the eyes of NASA? Or through the eyes of projected sea level rise? A new study from the scientists at NASA’s own Ames Research Center near the Bay looks at how sea level rise resulting […]
Stupid Policy that Endangers Species: Army Corps of Engineers Scorched Earth Levee Vegetation Removal
Last summer, we reported about the Army Corps of Engineers plans to cut down trees along levees, even though their roots provide soil stabilization. Once again, this policy has drawn fire as failing to “consult with federal wildlife agencies” to protect species under the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity intends to file […]