Developing World




  • Construction of California WaterFix Project Approved

    "For decades, we have sought a solution to the problems of the Bay Delta, problems that put Southern California's water supply at risk," said Randy Record, chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California board of directors. "We finally have that solution, California WaterFix. We simply could not jeopardize the opportunity to move this long-sought and much-needed project forward."

  • EPA Scrapping GHG Emissions Rules for Cars, Light Trucks

    He said EPA is beginning a joint process with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop a notice and comment rulemaking to set more appropriate GHG emissions standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. The California Air Resources Board's chair, Mary D. Nichols, issued a statement condemning Pruitt's decision.

  • New Method Shown for Detecting Methane Leaks Inexpensively

    As described in their paper, the researchers tested this method successfully on a Colorado well field containing placed methane leak sources.

  • Canadian Government Investing in Northwest Territories' Infrastructure

    The investments will make a positive difference in communities, such as cleaner air and water, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable water management, better transportation, and energy security and reduced reliance on diesel.

  • Cape Town's Day Zero Moved Back to July 9

    The city's executive deputy mayor writes that "defeating Day Zero is in sight if we sustain our water-saving efforts."

  • UK Environment Agency Warns Intense Flooding Becoming More Common

    The Environment Agency also has launched its Flood Action Campaign, which targets younger people through social media and online advertising to encourage them to check their flood risk, sign up for free warnings, and be prepared to take action when flooding hits.

  • Sunoco Pipeline Agrees to $12.6 Million Penalty, State's Hold on Permits Lifted

    Construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline can resume. "DEP will continue to monitor and enforce the conditions of the permits and will take necessary enforcement actions for any future violations," said McDonnell. "If a resident should witness pollution from the pipeline affecting streams or other waterways, then please alert DEP at 1-800-541-2050."

  • Four Effective Processes to Treat Wastewater

    Wastewater has a lot of impact on the natural world and it is important to treat it effectively. By treating wastewater, you don't just save the creatures thriving on it, but also protect the planet as a whole.

  • Tennessee Panel Developing Statewide Water Plan

    Expected population growth, "along with recent concerns over the utilization of the Memphis Sands Aquifer, droughts that have impacted numerous Tennessee communities, failures of aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and interstate battles over water rights, all stress the need to develop a statewide plan for addressing water availability," according to the governor's office.

  • WHO, UNEP Collaborating on Environmental Health

    It is the most significant formal agreement on joint action about environment and health issues in more than 15 years, according to the partner organizations.