Population growth, drought and increasing demand are challenging the Colorado River and threatening Western economies and outdoor lifestyles.
"In order to meet those challenges, we have to acknowledge that the current management and current use of the river is unsustainable. We've got to start from that point," said Udall, addressing the first Business of Water Corporate Leaders Summit in Denv ... read more >>
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the government reopened its doors, congressional budget negotiators met Thursday and acknowledged that their search for agreements on deficit reduction and spending cuts has no assurance of achieving their goals. ... read more >>
The European Environment Agency (EEA) listed tiny airborne particles and ozone as posing a "significant threat".
However, the authors said nations had significantly cut emissions of a number of pollutants, including sulphur dioxide, lead and carbon monoxide. ... read more >>
Enhanced growth of Earth's leafy greens during the 20th century has significantly slowed the planet's transition to being red-hot, according to the first study to specify the extent to which plants have prevented climate change since pre-industrial times. Researchers based at Princeton University found that land ecosystems have kept the planet cooler by absorbing billions of tons of carbon, espec ... read more >>
A new study looking at the impacts of climate change on the world's ocean systems concludes that by the year 2100, about 98 percent of the oceans will be affected by acidification, warming temperatures, low oxygen, or lack of biological productivity – and most areas will be stricken by a multitude of these stressors.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-10-climate-wreak-havoc-oceans.html#jC ... read more >>
Millions of gallons of water laced with toxic chemicals from oil and gas drilling rigs are pumped for consumption by wildlife and livestock with the formal approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to public comments filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Contrary to its own regulations, EPA is issuing permits for surface application of dr ... read more >>
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Gomaspan-Bastorah dam, 30 kilometers from the city of Arbil, last week.
This project, which is estimated to cost some $90 billion, it is aimed at taking advantage of and developing the rich water resources in Iraqi Kurdistan. The lack of development of water resources has ca ... read more >>
Utilities are experimenting with ways to store the sun’s energy as heat, converting it into electricity before dawn and after dusk. ... read more >>
Owners of mineral rights filed 10 suits to obtain royalties lost when the natural gas produced in oil drilling in North Dakota is burned. ... read more >>
UCF has a long history of studying loggerhead, green and leatherback turtles, which are all protected by the Endangered Species Act. Ehrhart, who joined UCF in the 1970s, was largely responsible for getting Congress to create the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Brevard County in 1991 thanks to the data the Marine Turtle Research Group began collecting. The refuge provides nesting habitats ... read more >>