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12 Oct 2020 PARIS, France
The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service has confirmed that September 2020 was 0.05°C warmer than 2019 and 0.08°C warmer than in 2016, the previous monthly records. It is possible that 2020 could be the warmest year ever recorded, depending on La Nina weather patterns and autumn Arctic ice cover in the last three months of the year...
31 Aug 2020 MOUNTAINVIEW CA
Google has achieved the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification at its Mountain View, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., and Dublin, Ireland campuses under the AWS Standard. Earning AWS certification for commercial office space demonstrates a company’s commitment to understanding the complex issues and opportunities within the watersheds it operates and to work with local stakeholders to achieve the five outcomes of water stewardship to include: sustainable water balance, good water quality, good water governance, the healthy status of important water-related areas (rivers, marshes, etc...
6 Oct 2019 SAN FRANCISCO CA, United States
In an apparent distraction ploy to increase political pressure on the water-stressed state of California, the US Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued a formal notice accusing the city of San Francisco of a number of violations of the country's Clean Water Act.A letter from the federal agency follows accusations last month that the city allows used needles and human waste to be released untreated into the Pacific Ocean...
14 Mar 2018 LOS ANGELES CA
Environmentalists have talked for decades about the value of the clean air, clean water, biodiversity and other “services” provided by nature. Now comes the fullest accounting to date of actual transactions that pay for such services. The headline number: between $36 billion and $42 billion per year, in more than 550 “payment for ecosystem services” programs worldwide.
8 Mar 2018 LOS ANGELES CA
Followers of the ecologically dubious and largely pointless Cadiz water project in the Mojave Desert might have pricked up their ears last week at reports of a possible conflict of interest involving Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, and the investment firm Apollo Global Management.
24 Jan 2018 Cape Town, South Africa
World Watches as Clock Ticks For Cape Town. Planet's First Major City to Face Water Supply “Day Zero”. South Africa And International Media Interest Intensifies. This is How Press Coverage (20 News Stories) is Playing Out This Week (updates will continue)
The South African - Day zero leaps forward by nine days for Cape Town“It was initially projected for Sunday 21 April 2018. But, as confirmed by the (City of Cape Town) COCT website, that date has come forward nine days, to Thursday 12 April 2018. As of the date of this article (22/01/2018), Cape Town has 80 days before the taps are shut off”...
5 Sep 2017 LOS ANGELES CA
Brown has pushed this tunnel plan all through his second go-’round in the Capitol, and now it may be reaching a decisive point. Not only are water districts around the state becoming concerned about who will pay the project’s cost of about $17 billion (plus interest), but local governments in the immediate area are alarmed over a host of environmental issues.
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON, VA
USA Roundup: Water Conflict Mapped, Risks in Iraq and Pakistan, Trump Administration: "Don’t Mention Climate Change”, 63 Million Americans Exposed to Unsafe Water, California Tunnels, Nestle, a Random Dogs Story and More
Global Water Conflict in MapsA new atlas by Guerrilla Cartography explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare. Maps in the world atlas come from artists, activists, academics, and other mapmakers. The group’s project, Water: An Atlas, takes an unconventional look at the importance of water through more than 80 maps, including one showing the sites where water has played a role in conflict with ISIS...
14 Jul 2017 EDINBURGH, Scotland
The A68 is a British “trunk road” connecting Darlington in the North East of England to the A720 which skirts the South of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. The A720, known locally as “the bypass”, is best avoided during rush hour.This Anglo-Scottish thoroughfare is not to be confused with a different A68 which (per Wikipedia) is a 61...
2 Oct 2015 LIMA, Peru
Protesters at the Chinese-owned Las Bambas mine in Peru’s Apurimac region lifted their blockade of the mine site for 24 hours, starting September 30th, in hopes of holding talks with the government, according to a Los Angeles Times report.“We hope a dialogue will commence within 24 hours,” protest leader Adolfo Abarca told local radio...
17 Sep 2014 SAO PAULO
The water scarcity crisis in Brazil is so bad that officials are rationing the supply. "Brazil's Public Ministry, a federal regulatory agency, has recommended that Sao Paulo state immediately commence water rationing to avoid a 'collapse of reservoirs,'" the Los Angeles Times reported. Officials are not being candid about the dire nature of the dry spell...
6 Jun 2014 ARLINGTON, VA, United States
A quarter of the world's large cities are currently water stressed, according to a new study published in the July issue of the journal Global Environmental Change .The study, “Water on an urban planet: Urbanization and the reach of urban water infrastructure,” provides the first global database of urban water sources and stress...