Tag: Water

Largest oil and gas lease sale in US history set for Gulf of Mexico in March

Largest oil and gas lease sale in US history set for Gulf of Mexico in March

March 2018 sale to offer 76.9 million acres in Gulf of Mexico U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the Department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States – 76,967,935 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, […]

By October 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Ecofiscal urges Canadian municipalities to make users pay for water services

Ecofiscal urges Canadian municipalities to make users pay for water services

90% of Canadians get drinking water from local municipality Municipal water and wastewater services are vital to our health, the economy, and the environment, according to a new report from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. These networks of infrastructure produce and deliver clean drinking water and remove and treat wastewater. Yet there are hidden problems in many […]

By September 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
USGS study adds to overwhelming evidence fracking not significant threat to water

USGS study adds to overwhelming evidence fracking not significant threat to water

Data indicate UOG plays were not important sources of methane in sampled wells By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth The United States Geological Survey (USGS) released a study Wednesday that echoes the topline conclusions of an already overwhelming list of peer-reviewed papers concluding hydraulic fracturing is not a major threat to drinking water. After randomly sampling 116 […]

Judge: Reverses ‘Gasland’ community’s $4.2 million award

Judge: Reverses ‘Gasland’ community’s $4.2 million award

Dimock, Penn. has long history of natural-occurring  methane in area, misrepresented by Josh Fox in 2010 “Gasland” movie Now that the excitement has died down after news broke March 31 that a federal judge has ordered a retrial in last year’s highly-publicized Dimock nuisance case and thrown out a jury’s multi-million dollar award to plaintiffs, EID […]

Solar borehole protects Kenyan herders’ children as drought deepens

Solar borehole protects Kenyan herders’ children as drought deepens

Herders’ solar borehole helps protect the lives of thousands of children and animals as a new drought hits By Isaiah Esipisu TURKANA COUNTY, Kenya, Feb 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A borehole dug by herders in a desperate attempt to survive Kenya’s last severe drought has been transformed into a lifeline for thousands of children and […]

By February 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Despite claiming otherwise, Ceres’ new data show water use from fracking declining

Despite claiming otherwise, Ceres’ new data show water use from fracking declining

Fracking industry’s estimated water use is 0.87% of total industrial water used in United States By Randy Hildreth, EnergyInDepth A Boston-based green “investors” group called Ceres, which is backed by prominent anti-fossil fuel activist organizations, has recently published its latest attempt to portray fracking as a threat to water supplies. But despite Ceres’ best efforts, not only does […]

By October 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Researchers discover more efficient way to split water, produce hydrogen

Researchers discover more efficient way to split water, produce hydrogen

Researchers say inexpensive, nontoxic catalyst could help reduce global reliance on fossil fuels Hydrogen is often considered a fuel for the future, in the form of fuel cells to power electric motors or burned in internal combustion engines, according to researchers at University of Houston. But finding a practical, inexpensive and nontoxic way to produce […]

By September 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Science advisors uphold EPA’s fracturing conclusion of “No widespread, systemic impacts”

Science advisors uphold EPA’s fracturing conclusion of “No widespread, systemic impacts”

EPA’s findings are right in line with what scientists have repeatedly concluded in peer-reviewed research By Katie Brown, EnergyInDepth At long last, the Hydraulic Fracturing Panel of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) has released its final recommendations on EPA’s landmark groundwater study, and anti-fracking activists hoping for a damning report on […]

By August 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Drought-parched Zambia turns to the sun to keep water flowing

Drought-parched Zambia turns to the sun to keep water flowing

Zambia government installed solar powered-borehole for groundwater access By Danstan Kaunda KAZUNGULA, Zambia, June 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Munji Malambo and his younger brother used to wake up at 5 a.m. every day to fetch water for their family and livestock. With the nearest working well over two kilometres away, the boys often missed […]

UUSC: The crisis of unaffordable water in the U.S.

UUSC: The crisis of unaffordable water in the U.S.

Inability to pay a water bill can lead to shutoffs, collateral impacts ranging from home evictions and tax liens to foreclosure BOSTON, MA- Between 2010 and 2015, water and wastewater costs rose 41 per cent, nearly five times the rate of inflation over that same time period according to the The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) in […]