Archive - Jan 2009

Date

January 30th

January 29, 2009-- Cuts make waves at state water board meet (Pueblo Chieftain)

What’s going on is turmoil in the state government’s budget that could hit the water community from several directions, including a reduction in funding for projects, possible cutbacks in water enforc

January 29, 2009-- Unique offshore drilling plan off Santa Barbara, Calif., faces opposition, key vote (L.A. Times)

An agreement paving the way for the first oil drilling off the California coast in nearly 40 years has run into unexpected opposition that may sink it altogether Thursday.

January 28, 2009--Grim water outlook for Nevada and California (Denver Post)

Experts have offered a grim water outlook for Nevada and California, saying farmers can again expect to receive less water than normal this year because of a drought. U.S.

January 28, 2009--Park official says science on canyon was ignored (L.A. Times)

Interior Department officials ignored key scientific findings when they limited water flows in the Grand Canyon to optimize generation of electric power there, risking damage to the ecology of the spe

January 28, 2009--Engineers: America's basic physical backbone-roads, water & sewage systems-rate 'D' grades (L.A. Times)

America's roads, public transit and aviation have gotten worse in the past four years. Water and sewage systems are dreadful.

January 29th

January 26, 2009--Western forests dying at rising rate (Durango Herald)

Trees in old-growth forests across the West are dying at a small, but increasing rate that scientists conclude is probably caused by longer and hotter summers from a changing climate.

January 26, 2009--Bill would stop uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park (Environmental News Service)

Congressman Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, has reintroduced legislation prohibiting new uranium claims, exploration, and mining across one million acres of public lands watersheds surrounding Grand Ca

January 26, 2009--Research reveals highest recorded level of pharmaceutical waste detected entering India stream (Washington Pos

When researchers analyzed vials of treated wastewater taken from a plant where about 90 Indian drug factories dump their residues, they were shocked.

January 26, 2009--Long droughts, rising seas predicted despite future CO2 curbs (Washington Post)

Trees in old-growth forests across the West are dying at a small, but increasing rate that scientists conclude is probably caused by longer and hotter summers from a changing climate.

January 26, 2009--Global warming could suffocate the sea (Environmental News Network)

Fish could vanish from huge stretches of the ocean for tens of thousands of years unless we drastically reduce our carbon