Water News 2021

The Guardain

The death toll from floods and tornadoes in the US north-east was expected to rise above 50, across eight states in the region, as authorities continued to digest the full impact of the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Ida struck Louisiana last Sunday, knocking out power to the city of New Orleans and causing deaths in that state and Mississippi. Click here to continue reading

Alberta Views Magazine

The Cree called it Kisiskâciwanisîpiy—the swiftly flowing river. For the Blackfoot, it was omaka-ty—the big river. It starts in the Columbia Icefield, at the toe of the Saskatchewan Glacier, and cuts the province in half as it flows through Banff and Jasper national parks. It divides Alberta. It defines us. The North Saskatchewan River carries our stories. Click here to continue reading

Sylvan Lake News

On Sept. 2, 2021 Alberta Health Services has issued another boil water advisory in Eckville because of an issue with the water system. All residents and businesses are advised to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before any consumption. Water used for bathing or washing clothes does not need to be boiled. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

Just as parched soils in some of the worst drought-affected regions of the Canadian Prairies were getting some reprieve, along comes a disheartening forecast. AccuWeather predicts hot and dry conditions for September through November. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

In November, gigantic yellow excavators began scooping up the poisonous sludge colloquially known as “black mayonnaise” from the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York – a momentous step in a prolonged cleanup effort, 10 years after the waterway’s designation as a Superfund site. Click here to continue reading

Canada's National Observer

A small team of journalists and student journalists have travelled to Quibell and Wabauskang, a community whose residents lived and worked along the English-Wabigoon river system. The water system was rendered toxic by discharges from a pulp mill in Dryden, Ont. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

People in the town of Alcanar in north-east Spain have been assessing the damage caused to homes and businesses by flooding produced by intense rain that fell over large areas of the country. Residents said they were fortunate no lives had been lost when more than 250 litres of water per sq metre was dumped on the town between 12am and 6pm on Wednesday. Click here to continue reading

CTV News

The remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped historic rain over the tri-state area, with at least nine deaths linked to flooding in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as basement apartments suddenly filled with water and freeways and boulevards turned into rivers, submerging cars. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Canadians have started to pay more for groceries as severe drought drives up prices for agricultural commodities, and experts say more price hikes are likely this fall. At the Bon Ton Meat Market in Calgary, owner Greg Keller said the spike in retail beef prices over the last two months has been "unbelievable." Click here to continue reading

Red Deer Advocate

Weather disasters are striking the world four to five times more often and causing seven times more damage than in the 1970s, the United Nations weather agency reports. But these disasters are killing far fewer people. In the 1970s and 1980s, they killed an average of about 170 people a day worldwide. In the 2010s, that dropped to about 40 per day. Click here to continue reading

Red Deer Advocate

Louisiana residents still reeling from flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Ida scrambled for food, gas, water and relief from the sweltering heat as thousands of line workers toiled to restore electricity and officials vowed to set up more sites where people could get free meals and cool off. Click here to continue reading