Water

Does Water Ever Go Bad?

And why does bottled water have an expiration date?<p>If you've ever left a bottle of water in a hot car for a few hours, you know that the taste of …

Bottled Water

A Beach Town's Dilemma: Protect Homes or Save the Shore?

DEL MAR, Calif.—Kim and Marilyn Fletcher stood on the deck of their beachfront home watching waves crash onto the shore. They savored the view from …

California Drought

A century-old water tunnel in the Valley will be restored to capture Sierra snowmelt

It dates to the year the Valley became part of LA<p>The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is restoring an underground water tunnel in the San Fernando Valley that dates back to 1915—the same year that the Valley officially became part of the city of Los Angeles.<p>The <i>Los Angeles Daily News</i> …

Los Angeles

Shellfish harvest restrictions imposed after wastewater leak | Miami Herald

Shellfish harvest in the Delaware Bay and inland rivers has been suspended for the second time this year because of wastewater discharge.<p>The Delaware …

Massive California fire sends smoke all the way to Idaho while choking Yosemite and Lake Tahoe

Churning columns of smoke from a massive Central Valley fire are creating a haunting landscape from Yosemite National Park to Lake Tahoe.<p>The smoke plume extends north from Mariposa County into the Sierra and neighboring Nevada, according to the National Weather Service. It has traveled as far as …

Lake Tahoe

Gwadar Desalination water plant shut down

GWADAR: Desalination water plant established at a cost of Rs 1 billion to supply drinking water has been shut down today.<p>Officials of the Pu­­blic …

Two Flint water crisis whistle-blowers win MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award

FLINT, MI - The water expert who helped expose rising levels of lead in Flint water and the pediatrician who helped link the elevated lead to the …

MIT Media Lab

France hit by drought: What you need to know about water restrictions

Water usage is being restricted across large parts of France as a result of the worsening drought situation affecting swathes of the country.<p>The …

Drought

Artificial glaciers saved this remote village from a water crisis

A Buddhist man in India is fighting climate change with fake glaciers.<p>Residents of Ladakh — a cold mountain desert between the Himalayas and the …

Lifestyle

Oroville Dam: After 10 years of delays on relicensing, 16 groups want more time

Oroville – More groups have signed on to an effort to delay the relicensing of the Oroville Dam project.<p>The Oroville Chamber of Commerce now has 16 …

Oroville Dam

Sweetwater Lake Ranch hits the market as bottled water plan stalls

Lenders backing Vaspen water are selling a high-alpine ranch near Sweetwater Lake where the premium product would have been bottled at the source.<p>The …

Denver

Aid increasing for drought-stricken High Plains producers | Miami Herald

State and federal aid is increasing for North Dakota farmers and ranchers dealing with drought.<p>The federal Agriculture Department has authorized …

North Dakota

People who received water conservation grant but did not pay charge will get to keep money

People who got a conservation grant but did not pay their water charges will get to keep the money.<p>Social Protection Minister, Regina Doherty, has …

News (Ireland)

Wastewater system management workshop set in West Virginia | Miami Herald

A workshop on managing water and wastewater systems in rural communities is set for next month in West Virginia.<p>West Virginia University is offering …

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Small swimming robot spots pipe leaks before they do serious damage

Gas and water leaks could be identified before they threaten lives and infrastructure, using this MIT-developed robot that swims through …

Robotics

This Terrarium Filters Water By Mimicking The Amazon Biosphere

The Drop by Drop system is set up to mimic how nature cleans dirty water

Physical Geography

How to perfect your bedtime routine, in five easy steps

Do you have a routine you go through every morning? Hit the alarm, snooze, get up, shower, have breakfast, catch the train – that sort of thing. Most of us follow the same steps without even thinking about it – but can you say the same about the end of the day?<p>Yesterday, a new scientific study …

Sleep

Why the $18 Reliance Aqua-Tainer Is Essential Camp Gear

I have nothing against established campsites. Running water, an outhouse, and premade fire rings are all good things. I do, however, hate crowded campsites. Privacy and peace are much harder to come by anywhere with a camp host.<p>That’s why I tend to push out a little father these days, often …

Tap Water

There are 8.3 billion tons of plastic in the world

A study published in this week's issue of Science Advances estimates the total amount of plastic ever produced throughout the world to be 8,300 …

Bottled Water

Restoring US Forests Can Help Solve Our Water Infrastructure Crisis

Novel solutions have emerged that could unlock forest restoration investment.<p>While Washington waits for the details of the Trump administration’s promised trillion-dollar plan to fix American infrastructure, there’s a critical need to focus on the infrastructure that carries our water. One step we …

U.S. Department of Energy

China desalinates nearly 1.2 mln tonnes of seawater daily: report - Xinhua

BEIJING, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The daily output of China's 131 seawater desalination projects reached more than 1.18 million tonnes by the end of 2016, …

News (China)

Under Trump's Orders, EPA Considers Gutting Lead Contamination Rules Even as Water in Schools Tests Positive

Environmentalists in New Jersey released data this week that may startle parents nationwide: 55 percent of school districts in Bergen County, a …

New Jersey

Countries in Asia where the tap water is guaranteed to be drinkable according to CDC data

Countries in Asia where the tap water is guaranteed to be drinkable according to CDC data.

Gaza sewage dumps pollute Israeli aquifers, forcing closures

Israel has stopped pumping water groundwater out of two sites in the Negev, after raw sewage dumped from the Gaza Strip into a river which flows into …

Israel

Conservation Groups: After 30 Years of Studies, Get Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Constructed Quickly

(NEW ORLEANS – July 20, 2017) Later today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will hold its first public scoping meeting to inform development …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Toxic algae blooms seem more intense this year, but state lacks money to study issue

Oregon public health officials say years of drought followed by heavy rains this spring created a "perfect storm" for harmful algae blooms to pop up …

Public Health

White House details environmental deregulatory plan

The Trump administration provided details for its aggressive plan to roll back environmental regulations Thursday.<p>In the first regulatory agenda of …

Climate

Fianna Fáil asks why water grant cannot be recouped

Over 190,000 people claimed conservation grant but did not pay any Irish Water bills<p>20 minutes ago<p>Fianna Fáil has asked the Government to explain why …

Fianna Fáil

Water at P.E.I. beaches could 'be like bath water'

Gulf of St. Lawrence 2 C to 4 C above normal<p>P.E.I. has been known to boast that it has the warmest sea water north of the Carolinas, and it's living …

Climate Change

Is Gov. Rick Scott a friend or foe of the environment? | Miami Herald

Gov. Rick Scott's mantra is jobs, jobs, jobs.<p>The small-government, tea party-backed Republican isn't necessarily known as an environmental governor. …

Environment