Environmentalists warn Grand Canyon could dry without dam fixes

The federal government must rapidly prepare plans to redesign Glen Canyon Dam’s plumbing to keep the Colorado River flowing through the Grand Canyon as the water levels behind the dam continue to fall, a coalition of environmental groups warned on Wednesday. Lake Powell is just a quarter full, its surfaceContinue Reading

It's time for dry cleaners to stop using plastic film

There’s that unpleasant moment when you get home from the dry cleaner: You remove the plastic film covering your clothes, and since most curbside recycling programs won’t accept it, you have no choice but to throw it in the trash and feel guilty about how you’re contributing to the plasticContinue Reading

Europe′s water crisis: Rivers running dry | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

Amplified by human-induced Climate change and water over-consumption, southern Europeans in particular are feeling the consequences of more extreme heat waves and longer droughts.  Now governments from Portugal to Italy are calling on citizens to limit water use to the bare minimum. But in some places this is not enough.   While private consumption of water in the EU accounts for just 9% of total usage, around 60% is absorbed by agriculture.  “Droughts are one thing,” said NihatContinue Reading

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Livestock auctions speed up in dry year reminiscent of Dust Bowl   Today is Thursday.  Welcome to Equilibrium, a newsletter that tracks the growing global battle over the future of sustainability. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup.  Auctions at a livestock hotspot in North Dakota’s Logan County have doubled from once every twoContinue Reading