This little town [Cascade Locks], set below steep, forested mountainsides at the bottom of the Columbia River Gorge, stubbornly persists, eight decades after a dam was built downstream, drowning the navigational locks that gave the place its name and main income. Source: California Water News feed… Read More


A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would open the door to more invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels, which have wreaked economic havoc from the Great Lakes to the West Coast.… Read More


ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Yvonne Anding, Senior Lead Auditor at global public health organization NSF International, has been recognized as the Food Safety Americas 2016 British Retail Consortium (BRC) Auditor of the Year for her ongoing and dedicated support to the BRC Global Standards program for food safety. The BRC… Read More Source: NSF New… Read More


New investments expand the dam’s generating range. Power lines sweep outward from Hoover Dam, the largest hydropower facility in the U.S. Southwest. Because water levels in Lake Mead have plummeted, power customers have invested in equipment upgrades that will keep the dam operating in low-water conditions. Photo © J. Carl Ganter By Brett Walton, Circle… Read More