Demand for Mexico’s finite supply of water will rise steadily for the foreseeable future.
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Conforme a los estándares del México rural, Francisca Rosas Valencia no tiene el aspecto de los líderes de la comunidad.
Yunnan Province is a microcosm of China’s freshwater challenges.
Chicagoland planners have drafted an ambitious plan to secure the region’s water supply through 2050, in the face of a booming population and its increased demand on the finite resource.
Senate hearing focuses on EPA’s efforts to protect the nation’s drinking water. The water for more than 49 million Americans has been contaminated with illegal concentrations of dangerous pollutants since 2004.
The second installment Climate Change Coping Strategies of excerpts from James G. Workman’s Heart of Dryness
By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica Federal environment officials investigating drinking water contamination near the ranching town of Pavillion, Wyoming have found that at least three water wells contain a chemical used in the natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing. Scientists also found traces of other contaminants, including oil, gas or metals, in 11 of 39 […]
Dirty legacy contaminates groundwater of an Indiana town.
The West harbors beneath its jagged peaks three times more oil than Saudi Arabia. As oil companies pray for permission to tap, officials worry the Colorado River cannot provide water enough to win the oil earthward. The oil is currently embedded in shale. When the shale heats, out seeps kerogen — a substance that can […]
By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica David Hasemyer The San Diego Union-Tribune This story was co-published with the San Diego Union-Tribune and also appears in that newspaper’s Dec. 21, 2008 issue. The Colorado River, the life vein of the Southwestern United States, is in trouble. The river’s water is hoarded the moment it trickles out of the […]
Discharging selenium into watersheds remains a major problem in the American West by Sarah Haughn Circle of Blue Mining mogul Johnson Matthey, Inc. is pleading guilty to allegations that it conspired to cover up illegally high levels of the toxic mineral selenium in the industrial run-off of its silver and gold refining plant in Utah. […]