In an effort to mobilize efforts to conserve water in the face of the unprecedented California drought, Los Angles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced yesterday the launch of “Save the Drop,” a campaign designed to to coordinate existing water conservation outreach programs across the city. The campaign launch comes on the heals of California Governor Jerry Brown issuing the first mandatory…
Progress has been achieved in certain watersheds, but pushing back the target date to reduce run-off of nitrogen and phosphorous two decades is a testament to the extent and intractability of the problem.
Contributing billions of dollars per year to local communities and national economies, UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites provide critical ecosystem benefits and a lifeline that keeps our connection to nature intact.
A coalition of 120 organizations has sent a letter to the White House requesting the first-ever federal regulations governing coal ash disposal be strong and comprehensive. The EPA is expected to issue a final proposed rule by December 19.
The risks of prolonged “megadrought” across the U.S. Southwest, as well as arid/semi-arid regions around the world are substantially higher than believed, according to scientists from Cornell, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The head of the Panama Canal Authority warned that drought conditions may limit the draft of ships able to make the 48-mile passage. Besides its role in Panama’s economy, the Panama Canal watershed supplies clean drinking water and hydroelectric power for the Panama City metro area.