There may always be water flowing in California, but "normal" is definitely in flux and we can’t control the weather. Before we construct massive new water delivery systems that encourage waste and consume large amounts of energy, perhaps we should consider adjusting our expectations about what can realistically be grown, when and where.
Although we face an uncertain future where water is concerned, with creative thinking and flexibility we will meet our needs, even in the face of shifting precipitation patterns and increasing populations.
Researchers in California looked at sticking a big straw in the Columbia River and sucking it all the way to California.
Water neutrality, or net-zero water use, is problematic because it is inherently incoherent. Water neutral - even by its own definition - doesn't mean that the water footprint is zero.
Michael E. "Aquadoc" Campana's story is a testament to the fact that at times something can be found unexpectedly--like a career in hydrogeology. Dr. Campana is a Professor of Geosciences at Oregon State Univ., the president of a professional water resources association and a prolific blogger.
Author Steven Halwey talks about salmon recovery, dam politics and his new book "Recovering a Lost River". As recovery efforts fail river stakeholders find themselves pitted against the utilities and the federal government.
Recently, I met a group of 20 or so curious people for a tour of the Yonker’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out where things go once you flush the toilet.
Regardless of how groundbreaking or pedestrian your actions may be, Earth Day reminds us that in the end what matters is a commitment to constant effort and improvement.
You probably know Ted Danson from Cheers, but with the release of his new book, "Oceana," you get a chance to also know the actor as a 25-year ocean advocate.
The Last Mountain, a scathing documentary about mountaintop removal mining, details the many injustices bestowed by the coal industry upon the very people it claims to support.
With little public attention, two significant decisions came out of a follow up to a previously canceled meeting on hydraulic fracturing held by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).
Whether it’s the flooded Northeast or drought-stricken Texas, the threats are different, but the problems are the same: Farms are devastated, power plants shut down and water supplies are threatened.
Join Riverkeeper Boat Captain John Lipscomb and Carol Knudson from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory as they put Hudson River water quality to the test.
We love it when a plan comes together and one just did for the incomparable Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor watershed on the north shore of Long Island.
Why did New York Gov. Cuomo avoid natural gas fracking in a major speech with a comment period nearly closed? Because the topic is too hot to touch and the nation is watching New York's moves.
It's the year of two salmons: one genetically altered and under review by the FDA, and the other an inhabitant of one of the last great wild salmon runs (which is unfortunately situated atop a bunch of copper and gold deposits).