From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “It’s Our
“EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will host her first live
Twitter chat on climate change on Friday, August 2, at 12:30 PM
ET. Administrator McCarthy will discuss her plans for the
agency moving forward, focusing on EPA’s work to combat climate
“Helping communities adapt to the changing climate and cutting
carbon pollution will be a significant part of EPA’s work over
the coming years – the Agency will play a key role in
implementing President Obama’s Climate Change Action Plan.
“An artist and a director of the Annenberg Foundation is seeking
permission to build a 70-foot water wheel to draw water from the
Los Angeles River north of Chinatown to create a stream and shady
retreat for the public.”
“Clean. Simple. Wet. That’s how a recent Reddit post displaying a
fictional ad for Apple water describes how the maker of the
iPhone, iPad and iPod might make and advertise good old H20.
… According to the Scoopertino post, the Apple water has
reached molecular perfection with literally twice as many
hydrogen atoms as there are oxygen atoms, but the packaging is
the real kicker.”
“One after another, members of the elite U.S. Border Patrol
Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit, BORSTAR, jumped from 25 feet
high into blue and white, churning and frothing water Monday as
part of water rescue training at the Palo Verde Dam.
“Jeff Kirschner and his two kids were walking by Sausal Creek
near their home in the Oakland hills in May 2012 when they came
upon something that marred the beauty of the trail: a Tidy Cats
litter container in the creek. …
“Litterati launched in late October and featured the Digital
Landfill, a collection of all the #litterati-tagged photos on
“Western Nevada County is no stranger to pioneers, but a
collaborative consortium of scientists, water agency officials
and public policy-makers is foraying into territory of a
“The Nevada Irrigation District, in collaboration with members
of the Sierra Fund and a Canadian mining company, has developed
a mercury machine, a device capable of sifting mercury from the
bottom of reservoirs and disposing of it in an environmentally
From Water | Food | Environment — The Blog of David Guy:
“University of California Professor Jay Lund this past week
penned a viewpoint in the Sacramento Bee asserting that
‘California needs a new environmentalism to set a more
effective and sustainable green bar for the nation and even the
“In this blog over the past several years we have explored
concepts surrounding a new environmentalism, particularly
involving the intersection of water, food and the environment
in a California that has 38 million people and is projected to
reach 50 million in the next decades.
“At the 160th State Fair, [the late Huell] Howser is expected to
be among the most popular attractions. … The new
1,000-square-foot exhibit will be housed in the California
building near the county exhibits.
“The creators of a new California water atlas are hoping to make
data on the state’s water resources more accessible and
comprehensible through a series of interactive maps.
… [Laci] Videmsky and his co-director Chacha Sikes, a
programmer, hope the new digital atlas will help journalists,
activists, and ordinary citizens learn more about how water is
allocated and used in the state.