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Restoring Long Island's Water

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 10.06.2014 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

It's our health, our environment, and our economy that is at risk. Our elected officials should be prepared to stand up for us.

An Open Letter to My Neighbors Regarding Drought and My Dead, Weedy Lawn

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

First, please know that I very much sympathize with your stance. I'm sure that because of what I've allowed my front yard to become, you must think of me as a nightmare of a neighbor.

California Overhaul 'Pump-As-You-Please' Groundwater Rules

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please...

Satellites Reveal Shocking Groundwater Loss

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven stat...

Threats to the Southern Hills Aquifer System Grow in Louisiana

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Fracking companies claim that drilling, when done properly, is no threat to drinking water. But in late 2011, the EPA said fluids used to drill for natural gas most likely polluted an aquifer near Pavillion, Wyoming.

Coping With California's Water Future Will Require a Sea Change in Perspective

Jay Famiglietti | Posted 06.07.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Famiglietti

While the relative merits of several important water plans are being actively written and debated, it is abundantly clear that the key to making any of them a success is that we must change the way we view water in California.

While Some Lawmakers Offer Outdated Ideas for Drought, California Proves Power of Water Efficiency

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The problem in California isn't environmental safeguards. It isn't a dearth of storage capacity. It's a lack of rain. Sacrificing the Bay-Delta ecosystem and building more canals and reservoirs won't usher in the rain clouds or create more water.

California Must Look Beneath the Surface to Solve Water Woes

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

If we don't start managing our groundwater, we will be trying to fill a tub with a hole in it. All of our other actions and investments won't fix the problem. We need to do more than hope for more rain.

ExxonMobil Won't Admit Baton Rouge Plants Had Safety Violations

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

ExxonMobil must pay $2.329 million in a settlement, announced by Louisiana's Dept. of Environmental Quality last August and finalized early this month, to address violations from 2008 into 2013 at its greater Baton Rouge facilities.

Rural Louisiana and Mississippi brace for accelerated Tuscaloosa drilling

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 9, 2013 edition.) North of New Orleans, ambitious drilling plans in the Tuscaloosa ...

Water and the Roots of Violent Conflict in Syria

Jay Famiglietti | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Jay Famiglietti

I am often asked these days about whether I think that the decade-long drought in Syria has played any role in the violent conflict there. My answer is always the same: absolutely.

Water: The Most Critical Asset in Your Production Strategy

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

It's the new oil, and both need to be in the business mix.

Water in a Changing Climate: Challenges, The New Blue Economy and the Role of Modern Business

Jay Famiglietti | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green
Jay Famiglietti

The global water crisis is real. It poses significant, quantifiable threats to all aspects of business. Clearly, the private sector needs the best information currently available for sound planning and for sustainable operations and management.

NYC Suspends Funds for Water Monitoring

Robin Madel | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Robin Madel

Taking away the ability to understand current groundwater conditions in areas prone to flooding problems seems counterproductive to providing remedies for the problems.

Wyoming Considering Groundwater Testing Laws

AP | By MEAD GRUVER | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming governor's office is looking into possibly requiring petroleum companies that drill for oil and gas in Wyoming to ...

The New and Improved Water Cycle?

Joan B. Rose | Posted 01.26.2013 | Science
Joan B. Rose

Can we improve our reuse of water? Can we enhance our wastewater treatment to produce water fit for beneficial purposes? More water quality testing, better wastewater treatment and acknowledgement of this recycling is needed.

VIDEO: Long Island's Drinking Water - Challenges and Solutions

Kyle Rabin | Posted 05.01.2012 | New York
Kyle Rabin

All Long Island communities, including mine, must take a greater interest in their local water supply.

Mining Groundwater for Profit: The Cadiz Project

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

If there were no adverse consequences of this kind of water mining, and if all that mattered was money, then perhaps using up this stock of water and turning it into a private good would make sense -- at least to the project owners.

Groundwater Projects Get Green Light In New Mexico

AP | Posted 01.10.2012 | Green

SANTA CLARA, N.M. -- New Mexico environment officials say six groundwater restoration projects are being given the green light in Grant County. New M...

In The Public Interest: An Unacceptable Risk, Two Decades of "Close Calls," Leaks and Other Problems at U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Johanna Neumann | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Johanna Neumann

The nuclear crisis in Japan is a terrifying reminder of all that can go wrong at a nuclear power plant. The United States must move away from this inherently dangerous technology and towards safer energy sources.

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez: Our Water's Polluted? Let Them Drink Milk!

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

Ending last year's pitched battle between industrial dairy's desire to avoid regulation and the public's right to clean, safe drinking water, New Mexi...

Where Has All The Water Gone?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.Mankind is moving buckets and buckets of water from land to the ocean.Sometimes science moves slowly and sometimes q...

EPA Launching Major Investigation Into BPA

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it will investigate the impact of the chemical Bisphenol-A on the U.S. water supply...

What's in Your Water?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

About 105 million Americans -- or around one-third of the nation -- rely on some 140,000 public wells for their drinking water. The USGS's latest installment on the state of our drinking water sheds some light on the quality of that water.

Jury: Exxon Mobil Contaminated Queens Drinking Water, Owes City $105M

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A jury has found Exxon Mobil liable for contaminating New York City's groundwater with a gasoline additive and has awarded the city $...