Draft USGS Water Strategy Collides With Tough Budget Situation

Some key programs identified in the draft, which was released…

America’s Water Infrastructure Shows Its Age — The National Debate About How to Pay for Repairs

Hundreds of billions of dollars are needed for renovation and…
President Obama spoke to students at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va., on Monday, the day he submitted his fiscal year 2013 budget to Congress. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Obama’s 2013 Budget a Mixed Bag for Water, a Boon for Clean Energy

The president throws more clean-energy money at the Energy Department, while cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget come at the expense of water and sewer infrastructure.

The Stream, January 26: The Shale Boom and the Economy

The International Energy Agency will make shale gas recommendations…

Water News: What’s Ahead in 2012

News headlines are often dominated by the big, unexpected events…
President Barack Obama

Water, Energy, and Transportation: President Obama Backs Infrastructure Bank in Jobs Speech

Included in the U.S. president's proposed American Jobs Act is the BUILD Act, allocating $US 10 billion to create a National Infrastructure Bank, governed by an independent board, which would help attract private capital and lower the borrowing costs for public works projects of regional significance.

The Stream, September 9: U.S. Temperature Records

Summer 2011 saw more warm temperature records tied or broken…

The Stream, July 27: What’s to Blame for Somalia’s Famine?

Even though drought, poor infrastructure and poverty are all…

The Stream, April 4: America’s Energy Policy

British Petroleum will resume drilling 10 existing wells in the…

Memo to Hu and Obama: Water and Energy Choke Points Merit Time at the China-U.S. Summit

Collaborate on resolving confrontation between rising energy demand and water scarcity in both countries.

Asian Carp — On the Docket in D.C. and Chicago; On the Menu in Michigan

Federal judge rejects Asian carp injunction as Congress passes a ban on their import.

Tracking the Threat and Politics of Asian Carp

Imported from Taiwan and brought to Arkansas as weed control agents three decades ago, Asian carp have become the poster children of potential threats to the Great Lakes. As the fish inch closer to invading Lake Michigan, regional and national politicians debate the financial consequences of coping with the invasive species. With the fate of multi-billion dollar a year industries on the line, the Obama administration has offered some fiscal support to quell the storm.