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Water Issues

Las Vegas’ Water Ponzi Scheme

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Las Vegas’ Water Ponzi Scheme

The desert city, Las Vegas, was funding its lavish water system entirely by charging new arrivals to hook up to it. Now growth is down by 94 per cent and the Water Authority is wringing its hands. Read More...

For Want of Water: Drought & Electric Power Generation

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
For Want of Water: Drought & Electric Power Generation

The shortage of water could affect the production of electricity in Texas. Controversy rages over how much, and what can be done about it. Solar, wind and gas loom large. Read More...

Colorado Sells 500M Gallons of Colorado River for Fracking

Saturday, November 26, 2011
Colorado Sells 500M Gallons of Colorado River for Fracking

500 million gallons for fracking may not seem a lot when the region is expecting to be 300 billion gallons short of drinking water in the near future, but the picture of Colorado selling the water for fracking on its Front Range, where most of its biggest towns and cities are, even as the... Read More...

Stormwater Problem Microcosm

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Stormwater Problem Microcosm

This article on handling a local stormwater problem is a microcosm of the problems involved with with stormwater generally. Water being what it is, rechanneling can involve other people's back yards before you know it. Read More...

No More Bilge Dumping in Long Island Sound: Finally!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
No More Bilge Dumping in Long Island Sound: Finally!

What's so remarkable about this seemingly innocuous story is, "What took them so long?" Who knew that for all these years those pleasure boats we saw from the beach were dumping their offal into those incoming waves? How many other situations surround us where we are unprotected from obvious environmental assaults? Read More...

Wealthy Guzzle Water During Florida Drought

Monday, June 20, 2011
Wealthy Guzzle Water During Florida Drought

With one typical wealthy West Palm Beach landowner managing to continue her use of an average of 10,000 gallons a day on her 2-acre property during Florida's current drought while the town does nothing but wring its hands, there's not much hope for the rest of the state's residents. Read More...

Three Gorges Dam Generates Big Problems

Friday, May 20, 2011
Three Gorges Dam Generates Big Problems

China's Three Gorges Dam has lived up to many of its negative expectations, and then some. Its reservoir is a dumping ground, its geologic effects may be dire and its effect on water tables and water flow may be deleterious. Read More...

GREEN BOOKS

Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.

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