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Water chiefs final report to council nears boiling point in Detroit, Michigan

Posted By goopsgoops in Miscellaneous

Victor Mercado, outgoing Detroit Water and Sewerage Department director, quietly presented his summary of the department's $161.9-million budget for 2008-09 to the Detroit City Council on Thursday afternoon.

He quietly answered Councilwoman Brenda Jones' questions.

Then came an exchange with Councilwoman JoAnn Watson -- not entirely unexpected since the two clashed briefly Tuesday -- that w http://www.freep.com -

Flood Defences Chaotic Across Uk, Says Report

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

prevention in Worcestershire and across Britain is underfunded and chaotic, a Parliamentary report has found. A detailed investigation by MPs into last summer's disastrous flooding has concluded that the authorities are not equipped to deal with one particular type of flood - surface water flooding, caused by heavy rain and blocked or overflowing drains. Traditionally, the Government has ta http://www.worcesternews.co.uk -

Climate Change Isn't Fiction

Posted By Kaveh in Miscellaneous

Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Joseph Romm, author of the new book, HELL & HIGH WATER joined Fox News's Shepard Smith to discuss a meeting of international scientists in Paris this week who are workng to determine the extent of the crisis caused by climate change. http://www.youtube.com -

Ranking of Beaches in California: 2007-2008

Posted By goopsgoops in Water Quality

The 2007-2008 Annual Beach Report Card showed the best overall water quality on record. Most California beaches had very good water quality, with 330 of 379 (87%) locations receiving very good-to-excellent (A and B) grades for the year during dry weather. The remaining grades were 20 Cs (5%), 5 Ds (1%) and 24 Fs (6%). Southern California (Santa Barbara through San Diego) dry weather grades (87% A http://www.signonsandiego.com -

Canada: Water ‘source of fear' for native communities, report says

Posted By Waterlover in Water Quality

Water quality in aboriginal communities and reserves across the country has reached a "boiling point," warns a new report released Thursday by the Polaris Institute, the Assembly of First Nations and the Canadian Labour Congress.

"The deplorable conditions that First Nation people live in would not be accepted in any other part of the country," says the report, co-authored by Andrea Harden and http://www.nationalpost.com -

Climate Change Already Affecting U.S. Water, Land, And Biodiversity, Report Finds

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

The report finds that climate change is already affecting U.S. water resources, agriculture, land resources, and biodiversity, and will continue to do so.

Specific findings include:

- Much of the United States has experienced higher precipitation and streamflow, with decreased drought severity and duration, over the 20th century. The West and Southwest, however, are notable exceptions, and http://www.sciencedaily.com -

White House issues climate report 4 years late

Posted By Waterlover in Miscellaneous

Andrew Weaver, a Canadian climate scientist who was not involved in the effort, called it "a litany of bad news in store for the U.S." And biologist Thomas Lovejoy, one of the scientists who reviewed the report for the federal government, said: "It basically says the America we've known we can no longer count on. It's a pretty dramatic picture of all kinds of change rippling through natural syste http://news.yahoo.com -