The week that was, April 3-9, 2016

Sorry, no news round-up this week. For water news junkies, methadone may be found at Circle of Blue, Climate Central, On the Public Record, Maven’s Notebook, Water Deeply, JFleck@Inkstain, WaterWiredEnvironment in FocusThe Bay Journal and other good sources from the blog roll, right. Back next week.

The week that was, March 27-April 2, 2016

Model of accelerated Ice-melt in Antarctica in the journal Nature; a Robert Macfarlane essay to help absorb the import; a NASA snapshot of a runaway ice shelf

The week that was, March 20-26, 2016

Futurama II, four years out, buried castles, time is relative, dear reader. Water news as it crossed my radar, The week that was, March 20-26, 2016

The week that was, March 13-19, 2016

Weekly water news: the National Gallery fountain flows again; lead, arsenic & PFOS crises expand; maiden flight of the Waterbird on Windermere; Australian crackdown on foreign H2O prospectors; celebrity water wasters; Irvine Water District at odds with OC neighbors on proposed Huntington Beach de-sal plant and more.

The week that was, March 6-12, 2016

Almonds in drought on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. Photo: Emily Green

“We’re not collecting any more money from the ratepayers. All we’re doing is, we’re taking money and saying we are reclassifying it from an account payable to income.”  —  Westlands Water District general manager Tom Birmingham to his board, California water district fined by SEC over “Enron” accounting, New York Times, 3/11/16

Westlands Water District is broker than it looks from the outside. Without “Enron accounting,” they can barely afford their debt service. — Instead of ‘Supermarket to the World,’ On the Public Record, 3/9/16

“There were six Goliaths in there and all I had was just a little pea stone.” — Nolen Scott Ely, Dimock, PA resident whose well was poisoned by fracking by Cabot Oil and Gas Corp, Jury awards families $4.24 million in contaminated water case, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/11/2016 

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