Entries by Christian Thorsberg

The Stream, February 21, 2024: In Montana Groundwater Case, Judge Orders More Scrutiny of Proposed Housing Developments

A Montana judge has ruled against the construction of a new housing subdivision near Helena, where groundwater shortages caused local outcry.

Fresh, February 20, 2024: Great Lakes Lawmakers Propose Federal Program to Protect Mississippi River

A proposal to create a federally funded program to protect the Mississippi River is back in front of Congress, after a similar bill from 2021 failed.

The Stream, February 14, 2024: Years of False Promises and Bad Deals Left Mississippi Towns Dry and in Debt

Small towns in Mississippi were left with faulty water infrastructure and bloated bills after large companies promised modern meters and increased savings, an investigation finds.

The Stream, February 7, 2024: At Its Driest Point in 1,200 Years, Catalonia Will Enforce Harsh Water Limits and Build Desalination Plants

With reservoirs at all-time lows amidst a three-year drought, Spain will invest half a billion dollars to build two desalination plants in Catalonia.

Fresh, February 6, 2024: Biden Administration Offers $1.5 Billion Loan to Reopen Nuclear Reactor on Lake Michigan’s Shores

The Biden administration has promised a $1.5 billion loan to restart a nuclear power plant in Covert Township, Michigan.

The Stream, January 31, 2024: In Portugal, a Proposed Lithium Mine Threatens Ancient Waterways and Wildlife

In northeastern Portugal, a proposed open-pit lithium mine threatens ancient water channels and a nearby national park.

The Stream, January 24, 2024: Lake Kivu, Between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Is On the Verge of Erupting

Lake Kivu, which sits between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has explosive potential, endangering wildlife and thousands of local people.

Fresh, January 23, 2024: Proposed Bill Would Authorize $200 Million for Great Lakes Mapping Project

A bipartisan bill proposed by Michigan state representatives would authorize $200 million to conduct high-resolution mapping of lake beds in the Great Lakes.

The Stream, January 17, 2024: Nearly Quarter of Humanity Lived under Drought Conditions in Past Two Years, UN Report Says

More than 1.8 billion people, nearly one quarter of the Earth’s population, lived under drought conditions in both 2022 and 2023, according to a United Nations report.

Fresh, January 9, 2024: Hiring New Wisconsin DNR Secretary Is ‘More Difficult’ After String of GOP Blocks

After Republican lawmakers fired four appointees to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources board, Gov. Tony Evers is having a hard time filling its secretary role.

The Stream, December 20, 2023: Epic Drought Affects Tunisian Villages as Water Infrastructure Collapses

Dams are closed and reservoirs are dangerously low in Tunisia, where a fourth consecutive year of drought is pushing villages to the brink of collapse.