An agreement between Florida Power & Light Co. and the Miami-Dade County Commission to work together to address hypersaline groundwater pollution from FPL’s Turkey Point nuclear plant may be too little, too late to resolve pollution concerns.
Hundreds of low-intensity earthquakes near the surface of a northern coastal region of the Netherlands have prompted the government to consider scaling back gas extraction, likely by several billion cubic meters a year.
Following a new analysis that examined the damage and flood impacts of Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Dept. of Public Works is recommending that all new structures in the city’s 100- and 500-year floodplains be elevated to 2 ft above the 500-year flood elevation to avoid such damage in the future.
Bowing to industry’s push, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now proposes changes in Obama-era federal rules for power plant coal-ash disposal enacted in 2015 after several major spills, aiming to let states provide local oversight and enforcement.
A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers management of the Missouri River in four states over recent years caused flooding that deprived landowners and farmers of their property, opening the door to millions of dollars of possible damage awards.
As the cost comes down for boring water tunnels without major disruption to cities, more and more of these long-lived, cost-effective projects are on the horizon for floodwater storage and pollution prevention