The Stream, July 29: U.S. Cities To Face More Weather Extremes

A new National Resources Defense Council report concludes that no region or city in the United States is immune to the water-related effects of climate change, such as sea level rise, increased rain, flooding, drought and drinking water impacts, The Huffington Post reported.

Residue from a manganese plant in China has flooded a river in Sichuan Province, contaminating the main source of drinking water for the city of Mianyang and sparking mass-buying of bottled water, Reuters reported, citing state media.

The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts reports on efforts to save China’s Yellow River from drought, pollution, population growth and a surging economy.

Even though European biofuels producers hailed the EU’s biofuels schemes for addressing sustainability concerns, NGOs have strongly criticized the system’s perceived lack of definition, verification resources and sensitivity to land-use issues, Euractiv reported.

Britain’s third-largest gas company plans to extend its shale gas exploration to the Cooper Basin in Australia, Bloomberg reported.

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission has voted to shut down a fracking fluid disposal well and ban the drilling of new ones in a region where hundreds of earthquakes have struck, Associated Press reported.

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