California’s Mountains Are Ablaze and there’s no Water to Quench the Fire On an early February afternoon in 2015, the side of a mountain southeast of Newburgh, California is ablaze. It resembles Moses’ burning bush – but here, the blaze consumed the forest. This is summer weather. Nevertheless, it is the dead of winter;… Read More


Climate Change Could Push Staple Food Prices Up 130% – study Report warning comes as many countries fear instability caused by rising food prices and shortages _Suzanne Goldberg, US environment correspondent guardian.co.uk Zambian farmer Amelia Nyundo in a field of maize which failed to grow due to drought: Maize shortages in sub-Saharan Africa could push prices up.… Read More


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