"Activists restore blighted San Francisco Bay Area creeks -- and impoverished communities."
Water & Oceans
"Even today the Great Lakes landscape is bouncing back from the glaciers that retreated 10,000 years ago. A key question researchers recently sought to answer is whether that has anything to do with fluctuating lake levels."
A historic ferry that carries cars and passengers across Lake Michigan is still dumping ash from its coal-fired engines into the Lake -- legally.
"Droughts are nothing new for the Western US. But lately, even some parts of the country surrounded by water have gotten a taste of droughts. Rebecca Williams reports as our population grows, some experts say we're going to have to learn to live with less water."
"Farmers and urban users will see about a 5% to 7% annual reduction from actions intended to help salmon and other fish."
"The El Nino weather pattern, which can bring global weather chaos such as droughts and floods, could develop within weeks, [NOAA's] Climate Prediction Center ...ssid."
New evidence indicates the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry fails to protect communities from dangers such as the now-disappearing plumes of toxic groundwater carrying cancer-causing chemicals far beyond the Kelly Air Force Base near San Antonio, TX.
Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit challenging a National Fores logging project in Colorado that would impact the headwaters of the Rio Grande.
Exploring the legacy of dams and human delusions of grandeur
DEEP WATER: THE EPIC STRUGGLE OVER DAMS, DISPLACED PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT Jacques Leslie
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, $15.75
Reviewed by NANCY BAZILCHUK
A dam may not be forever, even if constructions like the Hoover Dam are expected to survive for a thousand years. A dam's environmental and social impacts, though, are enormous, extensive and essentially irreversible.
Drought is driving some people in the Navajo Nation to drink water that is contaminated with uranium and other contaminants.