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February 16, 2015 EPA Releases Stormwater Management Tool

Environmental Leader - The new tool will enable users to add climate projections based on the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs climate change scenarios to existing simulations to determine the...

February 12, 2015 Brazilians hoard water, prepare for possible drastic rationing

Source: Reuters

Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a...

February 12, 2015 'Unprecedented' Drought Looms for Western US

Source: Discovery

Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains. Rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall mean that future drought could be more extreme than any drought seen in at...

February 11, 2015 High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water

Source: LA Times

Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells..

February 11, 2015 Branstad: "Des Moines has declared war on rural Iowa"

Source: Des Moines Register

Gov. Terry Branstad strongly opposes plans by the Des Moines Water Works to file a federal lawsuit against three rural counties over nitrate levels in the Raccoon River, saying the matter should be resolved through a...

February 10, 2015 Drillers Take Second Crack at Fracking Old Wells to Cut Cost

Source: Bloomberg

Beset by falling prices, the oil industry is looking at about 50,000 existing wells in the U.S. that may be candidates for a second wave of fracking, using techniques that didn’t exist when they were first drilled.

February 6, 2015 Water quality issues discussed at Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association annual meeting

The Advocate - The project got started several years ago through the efforts of the nonprofit îUnitedî îStatesî îBusiness Council for Sustainable Developmentî, said Susan Fernandes, manager of...

February 5, 2015 Earthquakes continue to affect Oklahoma energy companies - text/video

Source: KFOR - TV

An Oklahoma energy company has been ordered to shut down a wastewater injection well due to concerns that it may be causing earthquakes, a state official said Wednesday

February 4, 2015 Californians use 22 percent less water, but more cuts loom

Source: SF Gate

December's rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to long-term drought conditions

February 4, 2015 Can Sun and Wind Make More Salt Water Drinkable?

Source: National Geographic

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