In a Drought, California is Watching Water Wash Out to Sea

Heavy storms have flooded parts of California, but the state has been unable to capture billions of gallons of water that are flowing unchecked into the ocean. Los Angeles is embarking on an ambitious new program to change that.

#aquifers, #army-corps-of-engineers, #california, #drought, #floods, #infrastructure-public-works, #levees-and-dams, #los-angeles-county-calif, #newsom-gavin, #rain, #reservoirs, #rivers, #water

California Could Capture Its Destructive Floodwaters to Fight Drought

There’s a great opportunity to return some land to water, working with natural systems.

#aquifers, #california, #drought, #floods, #irrigation, #levees-and-dams, #rain, #rivers, #water, #wells

Powerful Storm Threatens California With More Flooding: Weather Updates

After several damaging storms swept through the state in recent weeks, residents face another deluge.

#california, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-weather-service, #rain, #rivers, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

California Braces for Yet More Rain

Emergency responders and residents have endured several powerful storms in recent weeks. Wednesday brings another.

#california, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-weather-service, #rain, #rivers, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Long Stretches of the Mississippi River Have Run Dry. What’s Next?

There are no new rivers left to tap. We must learn to do more with less.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #colorado-river, #energy-and-power, #hydroelectric-power, #levees-and-dams, #mississippi-river, #rivers, #water, #wind-power

Can the Rhine River Be Saved From Climate Change?

Germany has embarked on an ambitious and expensive effort to preserve the river’s historical role as a vital transportation link. But will it work?

#drought, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #floods, #freight-cargo, #germany, #global-warming, #infrastructure-public-works, #international-relations, #kaub-germany, #politics-and-government, #rhine-river, #rivers, #transportation, #united-nations, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #water, #world-heritage-sites

Is This the World’s Most Picturesque High Dive?

Catch a glimpse of a storied tradition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where, for hundreds of years, divers have leaped from a bridge in the southern city of Mostar.

#bosnia-and-herzegovina, #bridges-and-tunnels, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #neretva-river, #rivers, #travel-and-vacations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-heritage-sites

Discovery of Bodies in Oklahoma River Deepens Mystery of 4 Missing Friends

It was unknown whether the bodies were those of the four missing men, who were last heard from on Oct. 9, the police said.

#alex-stevens, #billy-chastain, #deep-fork-river, #mark-chastain, #mike-sparks, #missing-persons, #okmulgee-oklahoma, #rivers

Europe’s Shrinking Waterways Reveal Treasures, and Experts Are Worried

Drought combined with extreme heat this summer have painted a dramatic picture of Europe’s drying rivers and reservoirs.

#dolmen-of-guadalperal, #drought, #europe, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #reservoirs, #rivers, #water

Finding Peace on a River Float in Texas

From the center of an inner tube drifting down the slow-moving Guadalupe, in Texas, life looks good.

#country-music, #music, #new-braunfels-tex, #rivers, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Climate Change Is Ravaging the Colorado River. There’s a Model to Avert the Worst.

Success in the Yakima River Basin in Washington holds lessons for the seven states at war over water in the American West.

#agriculture-and-farming, #area-planning-and-renewal, #colorado, #drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #levees-and-dams, #reservoirs, #rivers, #states-us, #washington-state, #water, #western-states-us, #yakama-indian-reservation-wash

Does This Fisherman Have the Right to Be in a Billionaire’s Backyard?

A fight along Colorado’s waterways pits an alliance of white-water rafters and amateur anglers against some of the nation’s wealthiest landowners, bruising the image of a sportsman’s paradise.

#arkansas-river, #colorado, #conservation-of-resources, #fishing-sport, #internal-sub-only, #land-use-policies, #rafts, #rivers, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trout, #water

A Long-Lost Branch of the Nile Helped in Building Egypt’s Pyramids

A new study confirms a long-held theory that builders used the river to transport the heavy blocks that comprise the ancient wonders.

#building-construction, #deserts, #egypt, #giza-egypt, #grain, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #nile-river, #pyramids, #research, #rivers, #your-feed-science

Low Water Levels Disrupt European River Cruises, a Favorite of U.S. Tourists

As the continent faces a severe drought, companies have had to use buses to transport passengers along parts of the Rhine and the Danube, where water levels have become too low for riverboats.

#danube-river, #drought, #europe, #global-warming, #rhine-river, #rivers, #travel-and-vacations

Europe’s Drought Reveals WWII Relics and Bombs in Danube River

The Danube River is running so low on water that the wreckage of German warships, sunk in 1944, has resurfaced, posing a danger to local ship traffic.

#danube-river, #drought, #europe, #global-warming, #rivers, #ships-and-shipping, #shipwrecks-historic, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Europe’s Scorching Summer Puts Unexpected Strain on Energy Supply

The dry summer has reduced hydropower in Norway, threatened nuclear reactors in France and crimped coal transport in Germany. And that’s on top of Russian gas cuts.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carr-nicholas-g, #drought, #electric-light-and-power, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #global-warming, #great-britain, #hydroelectric-power, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #italy, #levees-and-dams, #loire-valley-france, #norway, #nuclear-energy, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #rivers, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #uniper-se, #water, #weather, #wildfires, #wind-power

The Coming Crisis Along the Colorado River

Overuse and climate change will mean sharp cuts in water use.

#agriculture-and-farming, #audubon-society-national, #colorado-river, #conservation-of-resources, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #hydroelectric-power, #imperial-calif, #infrastructure-public-works, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #reservoirs, #rivers, #salton-sea, #southwestern-states-us, #water, #western-states-us

This Mining Law Is 150 Years Old. We Really Need to Modernize It.

Taxpayers and the environment have been the losers.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #appalachian-region, #coal, #colorado-river, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #mines-and-mining, #montana, #reclamation-of-land, #rivers, #royalties, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #senate, #trout, #united-states-politics-and-government, #water-pollution

How Is Climate Change Affecting Floods?

Like other extreme weather disasters, flooding involves a number of competing factors that may affect its frequency and intensity.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #global-warming, #rain, #rivers

An Ode to the Queen City of the Hudson

When the snow gives way to the dog days of summer, many locals find some relief at the swimming hole on Wappinger Creek.

#colleges-and-universities, #income-inequality, #poughkeepsie-ny, #rivers

On an Endangered River, Another Toxic Disaster Is Waiting to Happen

Waste from coal plants is threatening the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, which the biologist E.O. Wilson called “arguably the biologically richest place” in the nation.

#alabama, #coal, #environment, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hydroelectric-power, #mobile-ala, #rivers, #southern-states-us, #water-pollution

When the Red River Floods, Oslo Becomes a Minnesota Island

When the Red River floods near Oslo, Minn., which happens a lot, residents are stuck within the city limits. But a truce with nature keeps the water away from their homes.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #oslo-mn, #red-river, #rivers

An Anaconda’s Play Date With Dolphins Took a Strange Turn

Why were Bolivian river dolphins swimming around with a large predatory snake in their mouths? “There are so many questions,” one researcher said.

#animal-behavior, #bolivia, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #ecology-journal, #research, #rivers, #snakes, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Descending Into Florida’s Underwater Caves

The world’s densest collection of freshwater springs is at the center of a slow-motion environmental tragedy.

#agriculture-and-farming, #algae, #aquifers, #diving-and-divers, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #manatees, #population, #rivers, #travel-and-vacations, #water, #water-pollution

Six Days Afloat in the Everglades

After a storm disrupted plans for a 99-mile paddling trek, a Times journalist’s time on the water took a more reflective turn. Come look and listen alongside him.

#alligators, #beaches, #birds, #camps-and-camping, #douglas-marjory-stoneman, #everglades-fla, #everglades-national-park, #florida, #forests-and-forestry, #gulf-of-mexico, #islands, #lake-okeechobee-fla, #levees-and-dams, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rivers, #tornadoes, #travel-and-vacations, #water, #weather, #wetlands

An Invasive Insect Threatens Delmarva Westlands

The emerald ash border threatens ash trees that anchor a unique world on the Delmarva Peninsula.

#biodiversity, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #chesapeake-bay, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #maryland, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #nature-conservancy, #rivers, #trees-and-shrubs, #university-of-maryland, #wetlands

Conflict and Climate Change Ravage Syria’s Agricultural Heartland

Drought and a decade of war have brought failing crops and poverty to a region once known as Syria’s breadbasket. Even the bread has changed.

#agriculture-and-farming, #drought, #hasaka-syria, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #rivers, #save-the-children, #syria, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #water, #wheat

In Congo, Floating Pastors Follow Mobile Flocks Along Busy River

To find the faithful, preachers in some areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo hold church where the crowds are, on boats traveling the country’s water highway.

#christians-and-christianity, #congo-river, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mbandaka-congo-democratic-republic-of, #ministers-protestant, #pentecostal-churches, #rivers

Documenting Los Angeles’s Unlikely Urban Fishermen

The act of fishing in Los Angeles seems almost defiant: a tranquil outdoors activity against a backdrop of concrete, litter and highway overpasses.

#concrete, #echo-park-los-angeles-calif, #fishing-sport, #glendale-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-river-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rivers

As Miners Chase Clean-Energy Minerals, Tribes Fear a Repeat of the Past

Mining the minerals that may be needed for a green energy revolution could devastate tribal lands. The Biden administration will be forced to choose.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #idaho, #mines-and-mining, #native-americans, #nez-perce-indians, #rivers, #salmon, #treaties, #water-pollution

Two Years, 22 Rivers, 7,500 Miles. Crossing America by Canoe.

Paddling through the pandemic to see the country from water level “up close and personal at this interesting time.”

#astoria-ore, #canoes-and-canoeing, #hudson-river, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-harbor, #new-york-state, #rivers, #states-us, #statue-of-liberty, #united-states

Climate Change Is Thawing Arctic Alaska

The landscape resembles frozen spinach left out on the kitchen counter too long.

#alaska, #arctic-regions, #carbon-dioxide, #caribou, #gates-of-the-arctic-national-park-alaska, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rivers, #weather, #wilderness-areas

After Hurricane Sandy, a Park in Lower Manhattan at the Center of a Fight

Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of Lower Manhattan are still vulnerable to rising seas. The fight over a plan to protect them reveals why progress on our most critical challenges is so hard.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #audio-neutral-immersive, #audio-neutral-informative, #audio-positive-escape, #big-bjarke-ingels-group, #city-council-nyc, #coastal-areas, #east-river-nyc, #floods, #franklin-d-roosevelt-drive-manhattan-ny, #global-warming, #housing-authority-nyc, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #infrastructure-public-works, #internal-open-access, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #netherlands, #rivers

Iran Clamps Down on Protests Against Growing Water Shortages

The crackdown came after the protests spilled over to at least one other city and a major protest on Friday loomed. Weather experts say 97 percent of the country is dealing with water scarcity issues.

#agriculture-and-farming, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #iran, #isfahan-iran, #khamenei-ali, #madani-kaveh, #rivers, #water

Cities Are Not Only Tackling Covid, But Its Pollution, Too

All around the world the remnants of a global pandemic are testing the resolve of governments and private firms to rid the planet of its waste.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #california, #cape-town-south-africa, #chile, #citiesfortomorrow, #coquimbo-chile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #gloves, #hong-kong, #houston-tex, #johannesburg-south-africa, #la-jolla-calif, #london-england, #naturalis-biodiversity-center-leiden-netherlands, #netherlands, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #river-thames-england, #rivers, #sewers-and-sewage, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

West Virginia Leads U.S. in Flood Risk, Adding to Manchin’s Climate Dilemma

As the senator blocks Democrats’ push to reduce warming, new data shows his constituents are more exposed to worsening floods than anywhere else in the country.

#coal, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #rain, #rivers, #west-virginia

Setting Sail on the Winding Waterways of California’s Delta

The sprawling 1,250-square-mile system of water and farmland in Northern California is a four-season destination for watersport fans and home to many riverbank communities.

#autumn-season, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reclamation-of-land, #rivers, #ross-calif, #sacramento-calif, #sacramento-river-calif, #san-joaquin-river-calif, #san-joaquin-sacramento-river-delta-calif, #stockton-calif, #travel-and-vacations, #university-of-california-davis, #water-skiing

A Journey Along the River That Separates Russia From China

As he neared 80, the travel writer Colin Thubron took a trip along the 10th longest river in the world, chronicled in “The Amur River.”

#amur-river, #books-and-literature, #central-asia, #cold-war-era, #mongolia, #rivers, #the-amur-river-between-russia-and-china-book, #thubron-colin, #travel-and-vacations

An Economic Lifeline in South America, the Paraná River, Is Shriveling

The continent’s second-largest river is drying up amid the biggest drought in 70 years, upending ecosystems, trade and livelihoods.

#argentina, #drought, #global-warming, #rivers, #ships-and-shipping, #water

Climate Change Is Killing the Colorado River

Low water levels have triggered cutbacks to some Western states.

#colorado-river, #conservation-of-resources, #global-warming, #infrastructure-public-works, #rivers, #western-states-us

Climate Change Contributed to Europe’s Deadly Floods, Scientists Find

Warming increased the likelihood of the record downpours last month in Germany and Belgium and also made them wetter, according to a study.

#belgium, #europe, #floods, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #netherlands, #rain, #research, #rivers, #world-weather-attribution

North Carolina Flooding Leaves 4 Dead and 4 Missing

The remnants of Tropical Storm Fred dropped more than 10 inches of rain on Tuesday in Haywood County, N.C., causing the Pigeon River to overflow.

#cooper-roy-a, #cruso-nc, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #haywood-county-nc, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #missing-persons, #north-carolina, #pigeon-river-nc-tenn, #rivers

Montana’s Famed Trout Under Threat as Drought Intensifies

The state is imposing more restrictions on fishing this year as the combination of extreme conditions, including low river levels, fish die-offs and the crush of anglers, poses long-term problems.

#drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #montana, #rivers, #trout, #wildlife-die-offs, #your-feed-science

What We Know About the Climate Connection to the European Floods

The storm that brought flooding and devastation to parts of Europe is the latest example of an extreme weather event. More are expected.

#belgium, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #netherlands, #rivers, #weather, #world-weather-attribution

German Floods Raise the Bar on Extreme Weather Events

Floods like these, which have left more than 100 dead, had not been seen in perhaps a 1,000 years. For many, the warnings came too late, raising questions about lapses in Germany’s flood alert system.

#belgium, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #germany, #laschet-armin, #merkel-angela, #netherlands, #politics-and-government, #rain, #rivers, #weather

Like in ‘Postapocalyptic Movies’: Heat Wave Killed Marine Wildlife en Masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.

#british-columbia-canada, #california, #drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lakes, #marine-biology, #mollusks, #mussels, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rivers, #salmon, #starfish, #temperature

6 U.S. Destinations for a Remote-Working Vacation

As workers prepare to return to the office in coming months, here are six towns and cities to consider squeezing in a working vacation or two.

#airbnb, #arizona, #auburn-ny, #brunswick-me, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diamond-head-oahu-hawaii, #finger-lakes-region-ny, #food, #hawaii, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #ithaca-ny, #kansas, #maine, #names-geographical, #petaluma-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #rivers, #shawnee-kan, #sonoma-county-calif, #sonoran-desert, #telecommuting, #topeka-kan, #travel-and-vacations, #tucson-ariz, #watkins-glen-ny, #wines

Australia’s Worst Floods in Decades Quicken Concerns About Climate Change

In a country that suffered the harshest wildfires in its recorded history just a year ago, the deluge has become another awful milestone.

#australia, #floods, #global-warming, #new-south-wales-australia, #rivers

Beauty, Serenity, Stillness: An Ode to the Final Miles of the Mississippi River

Stark and minimalist in their beauty, the landscapes and communities in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish exist in a state of constant change.

#floods, #gulf-of-mexico, #gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-2010, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #photography, #plaquemines-parish-la, #rivers, #ships-and-shipping, #travel-and-vacations

Catch a Fish in Paris. Post on Social Media. Release.

A new, younger generation of fishers is taking over the banks of the Seine, transforming a centuries-old tradition into an underground culture.

#canals, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #graffiti, #paris-france, #rivers, #seine-river-france, #social-media, #youth