Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/1037114.stm India’s global warming fears: Floods in West Bengal Was this caused by global warming? By Jill McGivering in Delhi In India, weather-related natural disasters already cause annual chaos. Two months ago, whole regions of West Bengal disappeared under water – rescue workers had to use boats to give emergency help to more than… Read More


LA Times, Environment: Environmental news from California and beyond Greywater Report looks at Wastewater’s Potential From: http://sites.lafayette.edu/egrs251-fa11-greywater/introduction/ Single Family Greywater System (After Art Ludwig. Create an Oasis with Greywater. 5th edition 2007).   From, From http://webpages.uidaho.edu/larc380/ new380/pages/grey water.html About 50% of the water used inside U.S. homes can be reused to irrigate landscapes and flush toilets, according to a greywater report… Read More


From Denverpost.com Denver and the west Interior reverses Bush-era wilderness policy By Kevin Vaughan The Denver Post Posted: 12/24/2010 01:00:00 AM MST Updated: 12/24/2010 09:09:37 AM MST Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar watches geese fly overhead Thursday outside REI’s flagship Denver store as BLM Director Bob Abbey speaks about a new policy that will… Read More


From Denver.com Mexico, US agree on Colorado River allotments The Associated Press Posted: 12/20/2010 04:19:31 PM MST Updated: 12/20/2010 04:20:48 PM MST MEXICO CITY—U.S. and Mexican officials reached a deal Monday for Mexico to defer part of its water allotment from the Colorado River until 2014 while farmers in the Mexicali area repair irrigation networks… Read More


In a region that imports water, much goes to waste Southern California laid miles of pipe and tunneled through mountains to import water. But it also built a storm drain system to quickly get rid of rainfall. The contradiction played out again this week. By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times December 24, 2010 http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-water-storms-20101224,0,592116.story It… Read More


The $13-billion project would carry water under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River estuary to southbound aqueducts. Environmental groups assail the plan. By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times latimes.com/news/local/la-me-water-tunnel-20101216,0,4140245.story latimes.com December 16, 2010 State officials Wednesday recommended construction of a $13-billion tunnel system that would carry water under the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to southbound aqueducts,… Read More


Pollution means China’s thirst can’t be quenched – no matter what is spent Jonathan Watts Friday http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/jul/09/china-yangtze-diversion-pollution The Baoying Pumping Station in Yangzhou in China’s eastern Jiangsu province is one of more than 30 pumping stations to be constructed in the province as part of China’s ambitious South-North Water Diversion Project. Claro Cortes/Reuters A 50-year… Read More


NZ Herald New Zealand’s Waikato, Ruapehu Officially in Drought By Paul Harper 11:52 AM Wednesday Dec 15, 2010 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/droughts/news/article.cfm?c_id=180&objectid=10694454 Agriculture Minister David Carter has told Waikato farmers this morning the region is officially in a drought. Photo / Christine Cornege Agriculture Minister David Carter has declared a drought in the Waikato and Ruapehu District, saying… Read More


  The 54-foot (16 m) paddle wheeler Explorer in the Lt. Joseph Ives expedition up the Colorado River. Period engraving. Lithograph of the Explorer in Black Canyon, 1857-58.  Lt. Joseph Christmas Ives explored the lower Colorado River as far upstream as today’s Hoover Dam in 1857-58, in the steamboat Explorer.  He and his party left… Read More