Entries by Brett Walton

The Stream, November 30, 2022: Activists in France Clash with Armed Guards at Proposed Reservoir Sites

Planned reservoirs in France’s farming regions are the site of protests and military protection.

Federal Water Tap, November 28: EPA Determines Pennsylvania Will Not Meet Chesapeake Bay Pollution-Reduction Goal

The Rundown Because Pennsylvania will miss a 2025 deadline for Chesapeake Bay improvements, the EPA will continue stricter oversight of the state’s polluters. The DHHS office that oversees water and energy bill assistance will collect demographic data on grant recipients. Federal agencies release a draft environmental review of Tijuana River sewage projects. The Biden administration […]

The Stream, November 23, 2022: Behind the Scenes at Qatar’s World Cup, Vast Water-Making Apparatus Must Keep Country Hydrated

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN The 2022 World Cup kicked off in Qatar amid concerns of water shortages and the environmental impact of large-scale desalination. On the final day of COP27, nations agreed to establish a “loss and damage fund” for countries most vulnerable to climate change. Another worker died in Indonesia during construction of a dam […]

FRESH, November 22, 2022: Freshwater Mussel Revival in the Chicago River

An environmental nonprofit revives freshwater mussels in a section of the Chicago River.

Federal Water Tap, November 21: Klamath Dam Removal Approved by Energy Regulator

The Rundown The nation’s largest dam removal clears a major hurdle by gaining federal approval. Senate committees advance tribal water rights legislation and water-related bills. The EPA Office of the Inspector General begins three audits: Jackson’s drinking water troubles, lead drinking water pipes, and compliance with public notification laws for lead in drinking water. The […]

The Stream, November 16, 2022: UN Climate Summit Hosts First ‘Water Day’ at COP27

At the UN climate summit, world leaders hear the importance of water in climate response.

Federal Water Tap, November 14: Lake Erie Pollution Limit Would Be Required by Proposed Consent Decree

The Rundown The EPA proposes a Lake Erie pollution settlement. The EPA also announces funding for children’s health research in rural farm communities. President Biden reveals climate adaptation funds at UN summit. FEMA outlines the claims process for damages from New Mexico’s largest wildfire. And lastly, NOAA hosts a webinar on Mississippi River drought conditions. […]

New Satellite Will See Water’s Big Picture

SWOT mission aims to fill global gaps in key water data.

2022 Election Recap: Landslide Victory for Florida City’s ‘Right to Clean Water’ Amendment

Voters approved most water-related initiatives on the November 8 ballot.

The Stream, November 9: Aftermath of Drought and Flood Hurts Children in Kenya, Pakistan

Extreme weather fueled by a warming planet is devastating children in Kenya and Pakistan.

FRESH, November 8, 2022: Ontario Government Proposes Less Strict Wetlands Protections

The conservative government in Ontario is pushing for changes to the province’s wetlands policy that would loosen protections for “provincially significant wetlands.”

November 7: Supreme Court Takes Up Navajo Nation’s Claim to Colorado River

The Rundown The Supreme Court takes up a case regarding the Navajo Nation’s rights to the Colorado River. The EPA publishes a new list of unregulated drinking water contaminants that could be regulated in the future. EPA drinking water advisers will meet at the end of November. USGS researchers investigate contaminants in groundwater used for […]