water rights

Jeffersonville, Indiana Must Minimize Sewage Overflows to Ohio River

Jeffersonville, Indiana Must Minimize Sewage Overflows to Ohio River

The city of Jeffersonville has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems to reduce the city’s long-standing sewage overflows into the Ohio River at a cost that is estimated to run between $100 and $150 million.

New York City Gets $220 Million Clean Water Stimulus Grant

New York City Gets $220 Million Clean Water Stimulus Grant

The City of New York will receive $220 million in Recovery Act funding for water infrastructure improvements via the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

World Water Week Statement Builds Bridge to Climate Talks

World Water Week Statement Builds Bridge to Climate Talks

Water must be an integral part of the climate negotiations in Copenhagen, World Water Week participants today said with a unanimous show of hands in support of The Stockholm Statement.

UNESCO Expands List of World Heritage in Danger

UNESCO Expands List of World Heritage in Danger

The largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere has been placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, and an Italian Alpine mountain range and a coastal wetland in Germany and The Netherlands have been newly inscribed for protection on the World Heritage List.

EPA Petitioned to Revoke West Virgina's Clean Water Authority

EPA Petitioned to Revoke West Virgina's Clean Water Authority

West Virgina officials have failed to abide by the federal Clean Water Act, instead deferring to the industries they are supposed to regulate, a coalition of environmental groups claims in a formal petition asking the federal government to take back control of discharge permitting and enforcement from the state.

Senators Move Clean Water Fight Out of Committee

Senators Move Clean Water Fight Out of Committee

WASHINGTON, DC, June 18, 2009 (ENS) – The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved six water-related bills today, including the controversial Clean Water Restoration Act, S. 787.

Hydropower Project Threatens Eco-Jewel of Pakistani Kashmir

Hydropower Project Threatens Eco-Jewel of Pakistani Kashmir

Pakistan has initiated a massive hydropower project in its administrative part of Kashmir without fulfilling basic environmental obligations required for such development projects.

Threatened Fish Get a Boost in California Water Struggle

Threatened Fish Get a Boost in California Water Struggle

SACRAMENTO, California, June 5, 2009 (ENS) – Water pumping operations in California’s Central Valley by the federal Bureau of Reclamation jeopardize the survival of several threatened and endangered species of fish and whales, finds a formal biological opinion issued Thursday by the National Marine Fisheries Service, an agency within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,…

H.2O: Environmental questions with Maude Barlow of the United Nations, part two

H.2O: Environmental questions with Maude Barlow of the United Nations, part two

In part two of this three-part interview, Maude Barlow expresses her opinion on many environmental issues beyond H.2O. In case you missed it, here lies part one of this interview, where water rights are discussed. Question 5: What people alive today or in the past deserve to be called environmental heroes and why? Maude Barlow:…

H.2O: Discussing water with Maude Barlow of the United Nations, part one

H.2O: Discussing water with Maude Barlow of the United Nations, part one

Water nourishes every aspect of life on Earth. Most Americans take access to water for granted. The grim reality is that fresh water is getting harder to find. When communities cannot get clean water, people are often forced to choose between dying of thirst or drinking disease-ridden polluted water. This heartbreaking situation is playing itself…

Why Politics Affects The Environment

Why Politics Affects The Environment

The environment on Earth is comprised of a network of lifeforms, where the survival of one organism is intricately tied to the health of other organisms. When one species expands its habitat into new regions of earth, this change can displace or otherwise adversely affect the other species that existed in these regions before the…