At the Hydrofutures: Water Science, Technology and Communities conference in Seattle in July, the most important takeaway in water, energy and agriculture is that there is cooperation but not a lot of collaboration.
The NYTimes' Drilling Down series has garnered great interest and praise. In response to their series, the Times recently published several letters-to-the-editor including a letter from one of our bloggers.
With climate change we'll get more droughts, floods, wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes. With home owner's insurance we'll get higher rates, exclusions on coverage and denial of coverage altogether. Where are we headed?
It’s official (or as close as it can get): Oil and gas operations, like those involved in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), can cause earthquakes, according to upcoming study from the highly esteemed U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Given the lack of respect with which most Americans treat cranberries, their environmental impact hardly seems worth it. But if we consider the hard work that goes into a product like Starvation Alley’s, maybe cranberries can recapture the wonder and respect a traditional dish deserves.
TRANSCRIPT: "Our Hero" interview of Dr. Michael E. "Aquadoc" who is a Professor of Geosciences at Oregon State Univ., former president of a professional water resources association and a prolific blogger. By Kai Olson-Sawyer.
While the food, water and energy nexus may be a new concept for many of us, there are numerous examples of individuals, businesses and governments that already benefit from taking a nexus approach. Here are just four examples of people who, because they strongly believe in sustainability, are mindful of how these three systems interact.
Recently, GRACE Program Director Kyle Rabin interviewed Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University. They discussed threats to Long Island's drinking water supply, harmful algal blooms like brown tide and how a local shellfisherman's personal story inspired Chris's path as a scientist and professor.
With half of all Americans living near the ocean, Hurricane Sandy provided a wake-up call for state and municipal authorities in coastal areas nationwide. Six months after the great storm hit the East Coast, it's worth revisiting key points for planners as we continue to rebuild amidst a changing climate.
Funding cuts to a joint NYC DEP and USGS water data collection program could make it difficult for managers and planners to fully assess groundwater and water conditions throughout the five boroughs and parts of Long Island.
Have you ever wondered what your state government does to ensure that water is used wisely in your state? Maybe you wondered how your state's efforts compare to those of others? Now you can find out in an Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) report that graded all 50 states on their efforts.