Israel’s government plans to return 150 billion cubic meters of water to the ailing Jordan River each year, banking on a new surplus of water created by large investments in infrastructure and desalination, Reuters reported.
Yale Environment 360 analyzes a $US 10 billion plan to transfer water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, where water levels are dropping more than one meter (3.3 feet) each year.
The average per capita carbon footprint in China has reached 7.2 metric tons, nearly as much as the 7.5 metric tons per capita in the European Union, according to a new study released by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, the Guardian reported. Average per capita emissions in the United States are 17.3 metric tons.
Heavy rainstorms in China’s Hunan province this week affected 2.3 million people, pushed reservoir levels to the brink, and brought 236.5 millimeters (9.3 inches) of rain to one town, Xinhua reported.
Canada Wednesday announced new regulations meant to improve effluent control and treatment before wastewater is released into rivers and lakes, Bloomberg News reported. The government placed the price tag for required municipal upgrades at $US 4.96 billion.
A new shop in New York City’s trendy East Village is selling city tap water that has been filtered using ultraviolet rays, ozone treatments and reverse osmosis, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Codi Yeager-Kozacek is a reporter for Circle of Blue based out of Enterprise, Alabama. She studied journalism and biology as an undergraduate at West Virginia University and graduated summa cum laude from the university’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. She has done research at the College of the Bahamas Gerace Research Center on San Salvador Island, Bahamas, and her study on coastal dune plants is currently pending publication in the Bahamas Natural History Proceedings. Her interests include food security and ecology. She co-writes The Stream, Circle of Blue’s daily digest of international water news trends.
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