Floodwaters drenched Houston streets early today after heavy overnight rains, forcing high-water rescues, soaking homes, closing schools and stranding motorists during rush-hour traffic.
Authorities in Houston were investigating a report that a motorist's vehicle disappeared into a drainage ditch after the driver miscalculated during the morning rush hour.
Police spokesman Sgt. John Chomiak ... read more >>
Tap water wins again and again and again and again.
According to a study by the Environmental Working Group, bottled water is just as polluted as a tap water. In fact, twenty percent of bottled water has more chlorine than California's state regulations will allow in tap water.
We should stop polluting our water. That's what we should really learn from this. ... read more >>
It's easy to see why so many people call California home. We are blessed with stunning mountains and coastlines, the most productive agricultural land in the world, and innovative industries that drive technology and entertainment trends all over the globe.
But one of our most important resources is in trouble. Our state is facing severe water challenges, and many communities and ecosystems ar ... read more >>
The Army Corps of Engineers will spend about $175 million in stimulus package money on projects in Louisiana, though only a small percentage of those dollars will be aimed at key coastal restoration or levee projects, as state officials had requested.
"The Water Resources Development Act of 2007 authorized billions of dollars in coastal restoration, hurricane protection, navigation, environmen ... read more >>
Water planning is a political issue that cannot be addressed through activism or demonstrations. Regional planning is possible and can provide input and transparency. The Green Party can increase its visibility to larger segments of the population. It should lay claim to its ownership of the issue. It needs to listen to farmworkers and rural stakeholders. It needs to act like a political party. ... read more >>
This map shows the change in runoff inferred from streamflow records worldwide between 1948 and 2004, with bluish colors indicating more streamflow and reddish colors less. In many heavily populated regions in the tropics and midlatitudes, rivers are discharging reduced amounts into the oceans. In parts of the United States and Europe, however, there is an upward trend in runoff. The white land a ... read more >>
Singapore's Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) is fast gaining recognition on the global water stage with its second international award in less than a year.
Crowned 'Water Project of the Year' at the Global Water Awards 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland last night, the DTSS was selected as the water project with the most significant contribution to water technology and environmental protection. The ... read more >>