California regulators reached an agreement with a Mexican company to shut down the last coastal sand mine in the United States and avoid a legal battle over a dredging operation that experts say has caused devastating erosion in Monterey Bay, officials said Monday.
As under secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment in the Obama administration, Catherine Novelli worked with Secretary of State John Kerry to put the health of oceans on the international agenda. … She is also an “Ocean Elder,” part of a group of global leaders on marine issues – among them, Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau and Nainoa Thompson – organized by technology investor Gigi Brisson.
At a mere 8 square miles (21 square km), the South Pacific island nation of Nauru – population 10,000 – ranks as the smallest member of the United Nations by land area. Yet Nauru controls 119,000 square miles (308,480 square km) of the surrounding ocean designated as its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), including some of the Pacific’s richest tuna fishing grounds.
Italy’s farm lobby is warning that agricultural production is plummeting nationwide because of prolonged heat and dry weather – and authorities are now rationing water and declaring a state of emergency in some areas.
Water, or lack thereof, is often at the frontlines of conflict. By documenting water conflict across history, Dr. Peter Gleick, chief scientist and president emeritus of the Pacific Institute, explores the instances where water and violence have gone hand and hand. His water conflict chronology is a fascinating river throughout history and was just updated.
At the wine tasting room of Taylors Wines in Sydney, Australia, bottles are uncorked, poured, swished, sniffed and sipped. There’s a lot for employees to toast this year. … That’s thanks, in part, to China.
Ethiopia gave the world Coffea arabica, the species that produces most of the coffee we drink these days. … But the effects of climate change – higher temperatures and less rainfall – could take a toll on the country’s ability to farm this treasured crop.
Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a new comprehensive study of fatal heat conditions. Still, those stretches may be less lethal in the future, as people become accustomed to them.
Dams are supposed to collect water from rivers and redistribute it to alleviate water shortages, right? Not so fast. … Almost a quarter of the global population experiences significant decreases in water availability through human interventions on rivers, says Ted Veldkamp at Vrije University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
When marine biologist Craig Downs first visited the turquoise-blue waters of Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John in 2005, he arrived on a crucial mission: Find out why the health of the park’s coral reefs was declining.
A Japanese industrial group unveiled Thursday a swimming robot designed for underwater probes of damage from meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Before he agreed to serve as minister of state and take command of his country’s mammoth energy production and distribution sector, Piyush Goyal developed one of India’s most spirited political careers.
The Sacramento Committee of Water for People is featuring “Bowl with Water for People” on Wednesday, June 25, at the Country Club Lanes, 2500 Watt Avenue, Sacramento. Registration is 5:30-6 p.m. Bowling is from 6-8 p.m.
“The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors was briefed Tuesday about discussions between representatives of the United States and Mexico regarding a potential turnout from the All-American Canal to Mexico.”