Developing World




  • NOAA Revises Rainfall Qualifying as 100-Year or 1,000-Year Events in Texas

    In Austin, 100-year rainfall amounts for 24 hours increased as much as three inches, up to 13 inches. 100-year estimates around Houston increased from 13 inches to 18 inches and values previously classified as 100-year events are now much more frequent 25-year events.

  • California Agencies Testify Against Administration's SAFE Vehicles Rule

    "There is nothing safe about this proposal. It turns its back on decades of progress in cleaning up cars and trucks, ignores available and cost-effective clean vehicle technology, wastes gasoline, and pumps more climate-changing gases into the atmosphere," said Mary D. Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board.

  • World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

    Walney Extension's 87 turbines have a total capacity of 659 MW, sufficient to power almost 600,000 UK homes.

  • Wisconsin Drinking Water Report: 99+ Percent of Public Systems Meeting Standards

    During 2017, more than 99 percent of Wisconsin's public water systems provided water that met all health-based standards for regulated contaminants. "In addition to monitoring, measuring system compliance is part of the overall strategy for managing a sustainable supply of safe drinking water," said Adam DeWeese, DNR section chief of the Public Water Supply Section.

  • Washington State Strengthens UST Compliance Rules

    Changes the state Department of Ecology has adopted will make the program more effective by streamlining requirements and aligning the rule with state and federal laws.

  • EPA, NM Sign Agreement on Increased Recycling of O&G Wastewater

    "New Mexico is currently the third largest oil producer in the United States, and that oil is accompanied by even larger quantities of water. Clarifying the state and federal regulatory frameworks associated with its recycling and reuse is of the utmost importance," said New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Ken McQueen.

  • Facing Growing Water Demand Without Aquifers

    With the demand for water in this country and around the world growing significantly every year, we won't have the luxury of waiting thousands of years for these aquifers to carry water again.

  • Creating a Sustainable Water Source with Wastewater Reuse

    Monitoring is a key facet in water reuse facilities, and very sophisticated systems are used to track the water quality in every part of the process.

  • Second EPA Great Lakes Meeting Set for June 21

    The second of six informal public engagement sessions on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan III is taking place in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Warning Posted for Harmful Algal Bloom on Provo Bay, Utah

    "Utah Lake is a huge lake with many areas not currently affected," said Eric Edwards, the health department's deputy director. "We want those recreating to safely enjoy the lake and also make sure they are properly cautioned about the presence [of] potential harmful algal blooms in certain areas of the lake that can pose health risks."