Four years ago, Elkton resident Carol A. Collins was a small businesswoman with an idea.
Today, she is the CEO of Spiralcat of Maryland Inc., a company developing technology to harvest water, energy and bio-fuel from manure with zero leftover waste.
About 40 businesspeople, educators and government officials traveled from as far away as Richmond, Va., to hear about Collins' progress at the ... read more >>
Kenny Marsh excused himself for a few minutes before driving around the 12,000-acre Triangle T Ranch in Chowchilla, Calif., to be interviewed about the 27 center pivot irrigation systems that have been installed on the diversified farming and livestock operation. ... read more >>
More than 1,300 people are still trapped in remote mountainous villages in southern Taiwan, victims of treacherous mudslides and floods from Typhoon Morakot, the country's semiofficial Central News Agency said Saturday.
Rescue officials quoted by the news agency said 1,373 were still trapped and 75 helicopters were scheduled to conduct rescue missions Saturday in the counties of Kaohsiung, Pi ... read more >>
With California mired in a third year of drought and thousands of farm acres lying fallow, lawmakers are turning their attention from the state's budget crisis to another issue that is equally as charged: state water policy.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers of both parties want sweeping reforms that would overhaul how the state manages its water supplies. The difficulty, as with solvin ... read more >>
The city of Sacramento offers residents a free class Aug. 29 to learn how to use water wisely and comply with new watering rules.
The Saturday class runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the city's Water Conservation Office, 2260 Glen Ellen Circle. Participants will learn about new watering rules that took effect June 12, which restrict landscape irrigation to alternate days and certain hours on those ... read more >>
Israel will be collaborating with Moscow in upgrading Russia's water systems, say sources on Israeli president Shimon Peres' delegation to Russia.
Peres reached an agreement with his counterpart, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, during a meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi yesterday. Sources in Peres' delegation say Russia will invest about $500 million in the project. ... read more >>
With the state in its third consecutive dry year, the ''Save Our Water'' public education program is educating Californians on the importance of water conservation and easy ways to save water at the 2009 California State Fair, which opens today at Cal Expo.
''Save Our Water'' is the theme of the California Department of Water Resources' 4,000 square-foot exhibit at the fair. Located in Califor ... read more >>
The Water Authority has instructed Mekorot, the national water company, to pump only 132 million cubic meters of water from Lake Kinneret this year - about one quarter of the annual average, sources in the agriculture sector said.
This would be the smallest amount pumped from the Kinneret since the National Water Carrier went into service in 1964. ... read more >>
A new interagency working group being created by President Obama to tackle coastal restoration planning in Louisiana and Mississippi is likely to be led by either the White House Council on Environmental Quality or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, not the Army Corps of Engineers. ... read more >>
Severe drought in Khawlan District, 70km east of the capital Sanaa, since mid-2007 has forced local herders to sell some of their sheep to buy fodder for the rest.
“Now we use grain as animal fodder to complement grazing but fodder prices have increased threefold over the past two years,” said Ali al-Qanis, aged 74, a local herder with 50 sheep. “These steep price hikes mean a sheep or goat is ... read more >>