Reforested areas rival mature forests in securing water, study finds

That forests are good for the environment is a no-brainer. What isn't as clear-cut: how do newly planted woodlands affect water availability?

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Climate

Great Slave Lake 2020 water levels confirmed highest on record

New research confirms Great Slave Lake's water levels during the summer and fall of 2020 were the highest since monitoring began in the 1930s.
Climate

Is this winter’s sketchy snowpack the new normal?

Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it's time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt.

Toxics

Gaps in data delay Chowan River Basin plan

The N.C. Environmental Management Commission took no action to adopt an updated water resources plan for the Chowan River Basin, which has seen a steady increase in toxic algae blooms.

theintercept.com
Justice

When coronavirus struck the Salton Sea

People who live near the dying lake are caught in a perfect storm of environmental neglect, poverty, and COVID-19.

thenarwhal.ca
Climate

B.C. wants to know how much it’s going to cost fracking, mining industries to adapt to climate change

The province wants to better understand the economic impact events such as droughts will have on the natural resources and building sectors — and the costs of different adaptation measures.

Climate

Communities on Brazil’s ‘River of Unity’ tested by dams, climate change

Pixaim is one of the remaining quilombos on the Atlantic coast, an Afro-Brazilian settlement already gravely impacted by upstream dams. Now climate change could doom it.
newsinteractives.cbc.ca
Climate

How a melting glacier could redefine the Alberta–B.C. border

It all has to do with runoff, which affects hundreds of thousands of people and animals that rely on glacier-fed streams and rivers as a water source.

www.nytimes.com
Justice

China limited the Mekong’s flow. Other countries suffered a drought.

New research show that Beijing’s engineers appear to have directly caused the record low levels of water in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
www.dailyyonder.com
Justice

As Western coal-fired plants close, who gets their water?

With coal gradually being phased out as the source of energy in the West, water—the new high-value commodity—becomes the center of attention.

www.dw.com
Climate

Is it still possible to go on a skiing holiday in times of climate change?

More snow cannons, lifts and cable cars: Many ski resorts are upgrading their facilities to combat climate change, despite criticism from environmentalists.

caspiannews.com
Toxics

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan team up to revive Aral Sea

Officials from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan agreed on Monday to launch a special working group that will work to restore the Aral Sea, once the world's fourth-biggest lake.

www.wired.com
Climate

Melting ski resorts have a snow machine problem

The changing climate is warming the slopes, forcing resorts to turn to snow-generating beasts that take a heavy environmental toll.
Climate

Securing SoCal water to benefit NorCal salmon

Transferring water rights between Southern and Northern California may promise a future for Feather River's chinook salmon.

www.wired.com
Children

Where do hippos wander? An aquatic mystery, solved

Hippos need water to survive, and water is disappearing, leading to growing social unrest among the beasts.
From our Newsroom

The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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