Environmental groups said that British Columbia, which has been concerned about spills, has probably doomed the pipeline. ... read more >>
Global Pollution and Prevention News: Stagnant Air, Emissions Contribute to Poor Air Quality in New England
Stagnant air is mainly responsible for poor air quality in New England, scientists report. USEPA reports that unhealthy air quality, due to ground-level ozone, is expected for most of the region for Friday, May 31, 2013. Elevated smog levels are expected to continue through Saturday. ... read more >>
The fishery’s collapse, which began last summer and has stretched into this year, is the most blatant sign yet of the bay’s vulnerability in the face of decades of dwindling flow from two rivers originating in Georgia. For 23 years now, Georgia, Alabama and Florida have waged a classic upstream-downstream water war, with Alabama and Florida coming out on the losing end of a long court battle in 2 ... read more >>
The River Vltava, which flows through the capital, is rising and levels are expected to peak on Tuesday morning. Severe floods caused by days of heavy rain have left at least seven people dead in the Czech Republic, and two others in neighbouring Austria.
Germany has drafted in the army to help reinforce flood defences in the south.
In the Bavarian town of Passau, floodwaters have now reached a ... read more >>
he collapse last week of a bridge on Interstate 5 in Washington state highlights America's aging infrastructure and the opportunities today's relatively affordable interest rates and labor costs present for rebuilding or replacing the structures. While the number of bridges that are structurally or functionally deficient has declined over the past decade, the average age of the nation's bridges i ... read more >>
Construction of tunnels for California's Bay Delta Conservation Plan is expected to cost $24.54 billion, a half billion dollars more than earlier estimates, according to state water officials. The water project would create $5 billion in benefits over a 50-year period, according to a California Natural Resources Agency report. "The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is an investment in securing water su ... read more >>
In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning an in-depth study about combating ocean acidification and reducing pollution that’s having a dramatic impact on corals, shellfish and other sea life. The decision marks the first time the EPA has launched a formal workgroup to identify national water quality standards that can ... read more >>
Do you need to read the Bay Delta Conservation Plan documents but don’t know where to start? Do you want to know more about the tunnels, download a document, or just see what the fuss is all about?
Then the BDCP Road Map is for you. Now fully updated with all the released plan documents as well as the environmental impact report, the Road Map is your guide to finding your way around the mass ... read more >>
For the first time, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has offered a strategy for implementing the Water for the Poor Act, a 2005 law that made water and sanitation explicit U.S. foreign policy goals. ... read more >>
Hydrology does not yet possess a generally agreed upon catchment classification system. Such a classification framework should provide a mapping of landscape form and hydro-climatic conditions on catchment function (including partition, storage, and release of water), while explicitly accounting for uncertainty and for variability at multiple temporal and spatial scales. This framework would prov ... read more >>