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More Water. More Power. More Dams Now!

Man’s transition from ancient hunter gatherer societies to the world’s first great civilizations was made possible in no small part due to the construction of elaborate systems of aqueducts. These provided a means of conveying water for ancient Babylon, Greece, Rome and others, enabling settled farming communities and secure food supplies. In fact, the Hanging […]

Plans for New Dams, Reservoirs in California Hit Big Hurdle

Signaling trouble for nearly a dozen landmark water storage projects to help California cope with its next drought, state water officials on Thursday announced none of the proposals — including raising Contra Costa County’s Los Vaqueros Dam and building a new Santa Clara County dam near Pacheco Pass — provide the public benefits that their supporters […]

Farms to Spend $14.9 Million to Report Manure Emissions

U.S. farms will spend an estimated $14.9 million a year to report their livestock are giving off gas, a new federal requirement won by environmentalists. U.S. farmers will spend an estimated $14.9 million a year reporting to federal emergency managers that livestock are releasing gas, the Environmental Protection Agency disclosed Monday. Click here to read […]

Hundreds of EPA Employees Have Quit Under Trump

Over 700 employees at the Environmental Protection Agency have quit or taken early retirement during the Trump administration so far, bringing the agency close to employment levels not seen since Reagan. ThinkProgress, whose senior editor is scared of his plumber who he fears may have voted for Trump, is warning that the exodus will lead […]

Taxes on Meat Could Join Carbon and Sugar to Help Limit Emissions

Some investors are betting governments around the world will find a way to start taxing meat production as they aim to improve public health and hit emissions targets set in the Paris Climate Agreement. Socially focused investors are starting to push companies to diversify into plant protein, or even suggest livestock producers use a “shadow […]