Rick Eglinton, the Star
Those Southwesterners salivating at the thought of Great Lakes water being pumped their way may be too late to the trough; the water level is down over three feet. According to the Catherine Porter in the Star, "Docks that
Sometimes it takes a row to elicit information that is useful outside of the orginal context. Take the example of Wisconsin Energy Corp.'s ongoing construction of a $2.3 billion coal-fired power plant in Oak Creek, on the shore of Lake Michigan, just
Climate change is powerfully symbolized by severe drought. Extended, widespread drought can make potable water scarce. Desalination plants are energy intensive and expensive to build and run: the several recently build or planned for Australia may
According to CNN, a 66 year-old man was beaten to death on his front lawn by his 36 year-old neighbor for watering it yesterday in Sydney, Australia. Apparently, the pair started arguing over his water usage, and the victim sprayed his neighbor with
A developer-sensitive plan requires the drawing of a target around the spent arrow, so to speak. In the USA, this has become a high art form. In the last 30 years, Atlanta has hit the bullseye several times (see story excerpts below). It'll be
That's what a lot of Great Lakes states and provinces are saying; as John noted earlier, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson from New Mexico said "States like Wisconsin are awash in water" and wants some.
With TeeVee news cameras focused exclusively on the California and Mexico wildfires, the thirsty and parched on the other coast are not going to be forgotten by us. The East Coast and Southeast US drought problems and their potential solutions are
When Governor Sonny Perdue of the US State of Georgia filed a legal complaint and then formally asked for the support of the Bush Administration to force the US Army Corps of Engineers to stop releasing water from Atlanta's Lake Lanier, perhaps he did
Why a water crisis in Atlanta now? The cause is not climate alone, as Lloyd's post of today points out. Runaway growth - Georgia is the fastest growing US state east of the Rocky Mountains - and a seeming refusal to plan for the future seem to have
The National Weather Service announced Friday that the 18.91 inches of rain that fell in Northern Minnesota late summer and early fall surpassed the previous high record set for that State in the year 1900. It's wonderful news. Looks better in
Since the Times took down its fence two weeks ago we have wanted to print every word Thomas L. Friedman has said; he is on a roll. People often ask: I want to get greener, what should I do? New light bulbs? A hybrid? A solar roof? Well, all of those
TreeHugger has been on the Southeastern US drought story for months. See the most recent post here. While the Governor of Georgia seems content with blaming Federal regulations and threatening the US Army Corps of Engineers over a looming water
So goes the State Legislature's thinking for the majority of both political parties in the drought-plagued US State of Georgia. When we previously thought up Water Crisis Scenarios For The US Southeast, which got at how continuing, severe drought
The water shortages in the US Southeast are serious now, as Lloyd's post of this morning well points out. Before you go read Lloyd and the New York Times, we suggest you do a little scenario thinking with us.
It has been called "the Rodney Dangerfield of natural disasters," because it gets no respect, compared to floods or hurricanes, but every record in Georgia's history has been broken buy the current one. "People pay attention to hurricanes,"