Water Management For Every Permaculture Farm

aerial photo of pastureland and farm reservoirs. Water Management For Every Permaculture Farm

When I was a kid, my brother and I used to enjoy the winter weather at my grandparents’ farm in the mountains. In a beautiful interplay of natural forces, throughout the winter and early spring we would play in half a meter of snow, walk on frozen lakes and then run from the floodwaters once the snow had thawed.

We always looked forward to wintertime and knew what to expect. … [more…]

Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First

photo: a rock lake on the edge of Miami-Dade County, Florida

A rock lake at the edge of Miami-Dade County. PHOTOGRAPHER: ANASTASIA SAMOYLOVA FOR BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK

The city has another serious water problem.

One morning in June, Douglas Yoder climbed into a white government SUV on the edge of Miami and headed northwest, away from the glittering coastline and into the maze of water infrastructure that makes this city possible. He drove past drainage canals that sever backyards and industrial lots, … [more…]

We’re in a global water crisis. It’s time to turn to nature

photo: beautiful waterfalls. We’re in a global water crisis. It’s time to turn to nature

Photo of Milanovac Lake in Croatia’s Plitvice National Park. (© Maurizio Biancarelli/ Wild Wonders of Europe)

Earth has a water problem.

Water crises in Cape Town and Southern California have shined a light on the plight of the planet’s fresh water in the face of climate change — and the critical role that nature plays in addressing today’s most pressing water challenges.

A new paper published in the scientific journal … [more…]

Buried at sea: As cemeteries on Louisiana coast wash away, so does history

photo: Leeville resident Talbot Serigny, visiting the Lefort Cemetery in August 2017 - Louisiana

Leeville resident Talbot Serigny, visiting the Lefort Cemetery in August 2017, appears to walk on water as he balances on the brick. Serigny grew up across the bayou from the cemetery and has watched it slowly sink beneath the water with the passing decades. (Photo by Ted Jackson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Talbot Serigny edged his johnboat toward a forsaken spit of land. His labored arms showed the colors of … [more…]

As New Mexico Reservoirs Hit Bottom, Worries Grow Over the Future

As New Mexico Reservoirs Hit Bottom, Worries Grow Over the Future

The state’s reservoirs have done their job to help water users survive record drought in 2018. Now they are almost totally dry, and tensions are building over the year ahead. ‘Climate change is really happening,’ one water official says.

Elephant Butte Reservoir, the largest in New Mexico, photographed on Sept. 10, 2018, when it was at a mere 3.7 percent of capacity. Right now, New Mexico’s largest reservoir is at … [more…]