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Drought and Water Pollution Means Taps Run Dry for Half of Zimbabwe’s Capital City

More than 2 million people in and around Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, are currently without access to municipal drinking water, the result of a years-long drought and high water pollution levels, Climate Change News reported. With their taps running dry, residents are instead relying on merchants, open wells, streams, and boreholes for water. Read more [...]

By |2019-07-17T14:53:19-07:00July 17th, 2019|climate change, Water|0 Comments

New Analysis for Drought Management in the Willamette River Basin

In Oregon’s fertile Willamette River Basin, where two-thirds of the state’s population lives, managing water scarcity would be more effective if conservation measures were introduced in advance and upstream from the locations where droughts are likely to cause shortages, according to a new study. Read the rest of the story here: https://www.enn.com/articles/58795-new-analysis-reveals-challenges-for-drought-management-in-oregon-s-willamette-river-basin [...]

By |2019-07-17T14:51:10-07:00July 17th, 2019|climate change, Water|0 Comments

Government Should Invite, Not Repress Climate Change Activism

Last weekend, France recorded an all-time heat record of 45.9 degrees Celsius. With rising temperatures globally, heatwaves are becoming more intense and frequent and their impacts can be devastating. But when a group called Extinction Rebellion organized a protest on a Paris bridge on June 28 demanding France act more swiftly to reduce carbon emissions, they faced a [...]

By |2019-07-17T14:47:14-07:00July 17th, 2019|climate change|0 Comments

People with Disabilities Should Be Included in Climate Action

The United Nations Human Rights Council made history on Friday when it adopted a resolution on climate change and the rights of people with disabilities. The resolution calls on governments to adopt a disability-inclusive approach when taking action to address climate change. Read the rest of the article here: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/15/un-climate-resolution-emphasizes-protection-disability-rights

By |2019-07-17T14:45:17-07:00July 17th, 2019|climate change|0 Comments

Democratic National Committee’s Decision Not to Have a Debate on the Climate Crisis

In our extended interview with independent climate journalist Dahr Jamail, he talks about the Democratic National Committee’s decision not to have a debate on the climate crisis, and to bar anyone who participates in an unsanctioned debate from participating in future official Democratic primary debates. Jamail is a staff reporter at Truthout and author of [...]

By |2019-07-17T14:42:58-07:00July 17th, 2019|climate change|0 Comments

Updates From the Gizmo CdA Makers Faire on Saturday 2019

Kootenai Environmental Alliance was in attendance at the first ever Makers Faire put on by Gizmo-Cda this past Saturday. Staff rotated shifts throughout the day with my shift being the last shift of the day. It was an event full of makers, doers, educators, and inventors. Anyone in attendance would have been able to find [...]

By |2019-07-15T11:30:43-07:00July 15th, 2019|blog, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Water|0 Comments

Legacy of Mining Has Left A Dangerous Cocktail in Coeur d’Alene Lake

Article Everyone Should Read A recent article published in the High Country News talks about the after affects mining has left in our area and specifically Coeur d'Alene Lake. (Read the entire article here: A dangerous cocktail threatens the gem of North Idaho" ) "As attractive as it appears, the landscape around Coeur d’Alene Lake [...]

Help protect Wolf Lodge Bay and Mineral Ridge!

A proposed commercial rezoning at Lake Coeur d'Alene's Wolf Lodge Bay and Mineral Ridge would allow an industrial operation along the lakeshore, potentially threatening the Bald eagle kokanee salmon feeding site and critical wetlands, and disturbing sediments that may contain heavy metals. To find out more, please attend the public hearing on Thursday May 16, [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:09:25-07:00May 13th, 2019|Featured, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Water|0 Comments

YOUTH WATER SUMMIT VOLUNTEER JUDGES NEEDED!

Volunteer Judges Needed! What is the Youth Water Summit? A scientific conference for high school students who are learning about our watershed through The Confluence Project using field experiences and hands-on research. We are expecting about 500 students from regional high schools to attend and present water related research projects where students identify a local [...]

By |2019-07-03T08:34:23-07:00April 25th, 2019|blog|0 Comments