Members of The York Environmental Society, a student organization at York College, held a 1.5 mile "Walk 4 Water" to raise awareness about clean water initiatives.
The Saturday event also helped raise money for charity: water, a nonprofit organization committed to building wells in developing nations. ... read more >>
The Lake Marion Regional Water System, one of two regional water systems owned and operated by Santee Cooper, serves the towns of Santee and Bowman. The Lake Marion system submitted samples for tasting during the SCRWA’s recent competition in Myrtle Beach. When the last glass was drained, victory flowed to the Santee Cooper system. ... read more >>
Texas landowners are joining outside activists in the fight against the massive tar sands pipeline going in across their properties. Some, including one great-grandmother, have been hauled to jail. Fairchild dismissed those claims. Sure, she's had out-of-town protesters stay with her (she calls them "the kids" even though she allows that some are in their 40s), but so have other neighbors. They'v ... read more >>
Many years of hard work, planning, and cooperation among local governments is coming to fruition for the citizens of southeast Florida, as four county commissions, partners to the Southeast Florida Climate Change Compact, will soon consider and vote on a Regional Climate Action Plan for addressing the regional impacts of climate change. Rather than focusing on partisan differences, elected leade ... read more >>
A massive dust storm swirling reddish-brown clouds over northern Oklahoma triggered a multi-vehicle accident along a major interstate Thursday, forcing police to shut down part of the heavily traveled roadway amid near blackout conditions. In a scene reminiscent of the Dust Bowl days, choking dust suspended on strong wind gusts shrouded Interstate 35, which links Dallas and Oklahoma City to Kansa ... read more >>
While some rain has hit the parched earth, the central United States is still suffering from the severe drought this past summer. Now, a University of Missouri atmospheric sciences expert from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is predicting a mild and slightly warmer than normal winter this year, and an MU soil scientist says that the drought's effects will linger for months ... read more >>
West Texas is on the front lines of a changing climate, and scarce water is the most obvious symptom. Everyone – ranchers, farmers, water engineers – is talking about it.
A cyclone of hotter temperatures, more people, water-sapping cotton farming and a devastating 2011 drought have crippled groundwater supplies. And, though the drought has lifted, West Texans are being forced to change their way ... read more >>
Waterfront communities from Southbank to the Mornington Peninsula face a damage bill of more than $1 billion from severe storms and rising sea levels over the next 90 years, according to a confidential climate change report. The report, by federal, state and local governments, warns that parts of Rosebud foreshore could be completely submerged by 2100 during coastal flooding, while residents arou ... read more >>
Aquatic ecosystems have the potential to release more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere in a warmer climate than their land counterparts, says a study.
In the largest ever analysis of rates of respiration, scientists at Queen Mary, University of London, have compared the temperature dependence of respiration between aquatic and land ecosystems. ... read more >>
Two small Pacific Island nations called on the United Nations this week to facilitate immediate action and a legally binding agreement to curb global warming, which has caused steadily rising ocean levels, immediately threatening the soon to be submerged states.
In separate speeches at the UN 67th General Assembly this week the leaders, President Christopher Loeak of the Marshall Islands and Pre ... read more >>