Some of the nation’s largest oil companies have agreed to pay approximately $423 million in cash to settle a lawsuit brought by more than a hundred public water providers, claiming water contamination from a popular gasoline additive. The terms of the settlement were submitted for approval in the federal court for the Southern District of New York. ... read more >>
For more than 50 years, water has been a source of conflict between Israel and its neighbors, especially the Palestinians. Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, are in the midst of an acute water crisis brought about not simply by the area’s naturally arid conditions or the current drought, but primarily by the maldistribution of water imposed by Israel, which controls ... read more >>
As the population of Texas grows and demand for water increases, access to enough fresh drinking water will become a critical issue in many areas of the state. Yet, Texas has an abundance of brackish water. While this water source is too cloudy and salty to drink, it can be purified by desalination.
With an eye on the future, the Texas Water Development Board has approved up to $800,000 in gr ... read more >>
Around South Florida's vast sugar cane fields, where turtles grow to the size of basketballs and alligators own the marsh, the silence of the swamp is broken by the sound of rumbling trucks and explosions. ... read more >>
The people who use it say groundwater is sustainable, and now they've formed a national body to prove it. With representatives from all over Australia, the group wants more research done into the long-term survival of aquifers before extraction levels are cut. Richard Stott, from the Lower Murrumbidgee Groundwater Preservation Association, says a national body was needed to show that aquifers are ... read more >>