Water

Posted on December 29, 2014

Hague - Gunflint Community WatershedA lake is not a thing; it is a process. A lake is a dynamic living system, a flow of energy and nutrients, a home for its inhabitants, always evolving, forever shifting moods.

Posted on December 29, 2014

drinking fountainIn March, the beleaguered – some would say besieged – city of Detroit, Michigan announced it would begin shutting off water services to between 1,500 and 3,000 households every week. It seemed impossible at the time, but officials quickly made good on the promise – at least 27,000 households have had their water services disconnected in 2014.

Posted on December 13, 2014

Pennsylvania Ecosystem Fights Corporation For Rights In Landmark Fracking Lawsuit

 

For the first time in United States history, an ecosystem — a watershed, to be exact — has filed to defend itself in a lawsuit. The suit aims to reverse a local ban on the injection of fracking wastewater.

Posted on December 01, 2014

Weeks after one of the world’s largest (by volume) heavy metals tailings catastrophes struck, smothered and polluted Hazeltine Creek near the western arm of Quesnel Lake, the BC Tap Water Alliance’s Coordinator and author, Will Koop, has released the first investigative report on Imperial Metals Corporation’s tailings dam, which engineers often refer to as a Tailings Storage Facility (TSF).

Posted on November 17, 2014

shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation Announces the Protection of Mount Elphinstone

Posted on November 05, 2014

 

Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a new USGS report, about 355 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for use in the entire United States during 2010.

This represents a 13 percent reduction of water use from 2005 when about 410 Bgal/d were withdrawn and the lowest level since before 1970.

Posted on August 05, 2014

A complete water ban affecting about 300 local residents is in effect after five million cubic metres of tailings pond wastewater from the Mount Polley copper and gold mine was released early Monday into Hazeltine Creek.

That's an amount of water equivalent to about 2,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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Posted on May 28, 2014

Let them drink benzene, toluene, xylene and ethylbenzene.Everywhere that the oil and natural gas industry is fracking – using high pressure blasts of fluid, sand, and chemicals pumped underground to extract the remnants of gas and oil from layers of shale, coal, or sand formations  – public concern and protests follow. In some regions, the citizens have had moderate success in restricting the technology. France and Luxembourg have banned the practise.

Posted on May 20, 2014

After coursing through its delta for nearly eight weeks, the fresh waters of the Colorado River have touched the high tides of the salty sea.

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Posted on March 20, 2014

ISLAND WIDE –   Where does your drinking water come from? Do you know? This year’s Canada Water Week theme “Watersheds 101” aims to celebrate World Water Day (March 22) by educating Canadians about their watersheds and the drinking water systems they serve.  Canadian Geographic defines a watershed as “an area of land where all the surface water drains into the same place, whether it's a creek, a stream, a river or an ocean.” That means that no matter where you are in Canada, you’re standing in a watershed.

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