EPA has approved Kansas' 2006/2008 list of impaired waters. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) submitted a list of impaired waters to EPA for review and approval March 31, 2008, as required by the Clean Water Act. ... read more >>
Building new levees, dredging debris-encrusted bayous and restoring natural ridges that protect Lafourche Parish residents are among the 2008 accomplishments detailed in a report released this week by the North Lafourche Levee District.
This year, said district Director Dwayne Bourgeois, was one of the district’s most active project-wise in its history.
The report summarizes how more than $ ... read more >>
Elderly Noor Din is angry with his neighbors. "Last night these brutal people did not give me water for drinking," he fumes.
The previous day he had been unable to push through the crowd to get a turn at the nearest tap which is about 300 meters (yards) down a steep path from his hillside home.
The tap serves more than 80 houses in his part of Kabul, the scrappy Afghan capital of around fou ... read more >>
What lies beneath the stagnant brown flood water that is now an all-too-common site on Jakarta’s streets is a sewerage system that has proven time and again incapable of carrying away the heavy rainfall that hits the city each new year with the regularity of clock work. ... read more >>
Geologists monitoring Mount Redoubt for signs of a possible eruption noticed that a hole in the glacier clinging to the north side of the volcano had doubled in size overnight — and now spans the length of two football fields.
Scientists with the Alaska Volcano Observatory on Friday flew close to Drift Glacier and spotted vigorous steam emitted from a hole on the mountain. By Saturday, they ha ... read more >>
Thousands of residents of an eastern Ohio community were told to stop drinking tap water after workers at a chemical treatment plant accidentally added toxic hydrochloric acid to the water supply.
No serious injuries were reported.
Forty pounds of the acid were added to Bellaire's water Sunday. The mistake was discovered Monday morning when workers noticed fluoride level ... read more >>
More than 150,000 Kentucky residents remained without power or potable water on Thursday after last week’s deadly ice storms, prompting President Obama to declare more than 90 counties a major disaster area and order federal aid to supplement local recovery efforts.
The storm has been blamed for 27 deaths in Kentucky, mostly from carbon monoxide poisoning from generators. More than 175,000 hom ... read more >>
Indore under water emergency
THE Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh is facing acute water shortage. Most reservoirs in the region dried up as early as December following a scant monsoon. While Ujjain residents are getting water supply for an hour in four days, Indore has declared water emergency from February to June 2009.
This is the first time an Indian city has declared water emergen ... read more >>
Maize is the most widely grown food crop in Africa. It is the main food source for 300 million Africans. It is severely affected by drought, and Africa is a drought-prone continent. The effects of drought are especially devastating to small–scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, where crop yields diminished by inclement weather are common.
The need to alleviate the devastation caused by fre ... read more >>
Chinese authorities closed a chemical plant being investigated for contaminating water supplies to 1.5 million people in the country’s east, state media said yesterday.
Biaoxin Chemical Company caused “massive” tap water pollution in Yancheng, a city in east Jiangsu province, forcing the closure of two out of three tap water plants, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
Water supplies were ... read more >>