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Gavin Newsom needs a plan for California's endangered water supply 14.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s water supply is now inextricably tied up with climate change. In a warming world, nature has already brought smaller Sierra snowpacks and less predictable precipitation patterns, with periods both of drought and of flooding. Gov. Gavin Newsom, if he is to successfully steer the state...

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California Moves, Haltingly, Toward a Post-Lawn Future 6.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On the first Saturday of December in a northeast neighborhood of Fresno, California, Jeff Collins and his neighbors were putting up their Christmas decorations: strings of lights along identical gable roofs, animated reindeer, and inflatable snowmen. But for Collins, the task involved […]
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Just (re-)add water: How circular systems can enhance urban water cycles 4.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Drought, climate change and overdraft are endangering aquifers — here's why water reuse is critical to communities and economies.
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As effects of drought linger, California snowpack measures below average — but better than last year 4.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Bundled up in royal blue puffy jackets, surveyors with the California Department of Water Resources waddled through a field Thursday in the Sierra Nevada, the snow crunching beneath their feet. They plunged a pole into the frozen ground, probing for an important measurement: the first snowpack...

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Hungry, drought-stricken corner of Pakistan is a land where 'humans don't have water to drink' 3.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Abdul Hameed walks along the edge of the Chiltan dam’s dry reservoir to a hut, where he spends his days watching for passing animals that could be threatened by hunters. Lately, the provincial wildlife ranger says, the beasts have been scarce.

“There used to be ibex, markhor goats, other wildlife,”...

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Lessons from Orange County, California's water strategy 2.1.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
And why water is the greatest challenge in resiliency planning.
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Like Fruit, Vegetables, and Almonds? Scientists Have Bad News. 1.1.2019 Mother Jones
So far, this winter has brought ample snows to the Sierra Nevada, the spine of mountains that runs along California’s eastern flank. That’s good news for Californians, because the range’s melted snow provides 60 percent of the state’s water supply. Anyone in the United States who likes fruit, vegetables, and nuts should rejoice, too, because […]
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There's a lot at stake in the weekly U.S. drought map 26.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As drought has deepened across the West, much attention is paid to a colorful map that shows the hardest hit areas. The scientists who update the map each week face enormous pressure to get it right.
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Drought reveals a long-submerged Colorado town on floor of Blue Mesa Reservoir 22.12.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
As a devastating drought dragged on this summer, as the Blue Mesa dropped to this century’s lowest levels, Iola re-emerged, enthralling Western Slope dwellers who didn’t know of its sunken existence.
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Farmers know climate change is real — can they fight it? 21.12.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
While dismal farm economics — and shrinking conservation funds — make it hard to find the funds, a growing number of farmers are ready to make critical changes.
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EPA-New Mexico wastewater report is a conversation starter, not the final word 21.12.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA-New Mexico wastewater report is a conversation starter, not the final word
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Climate change will bring more strong El Niños. Here's what that means for California 13.12.2018 LA Times: Science

California is no stranger to extreme weather. The last decade has brought crippling droughts and dam-busting deluges. And climate change is only making the situation worse by turning up the heat during the dry season and supercharging storms during the wet season.

Now, a new study suggests rising...

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Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman Provides Jan. 31 Deadline for Drought Contingency Plans 13.12.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman Provides Jan. 31 Deadline for Drought Contingency Plans
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Metropolitan Water District approves Colorado River shortage plan 12.12.2018 LA Times: Science

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday approved a plan for sharing Colorado River delivery cuts if a shortage is declared on the drought-depleted river.

The vote by the district, which imports water to the Southland, represents another step in a years-long attempt to...

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Bigger wildfires. Worsening droughts. More disease. How climate change is battering California 25.11.2018 LA Times: Environment

Bigger, more dangerous wildfires. Coastlines threatened by rising sea levels. Less water. More heat-related illnesses.

These are some of the ways climate change is rapidly changing California and the West, with conditions only expected to worsen, according to a landmark federal report, the first...

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World hunger rose for three years running, and climate change is a cause 21.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
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The risk of 'cascading' natural disasters is on the rise 25.10.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
As climate models predict danger to the nation's infrastructure, we need better public education to reduce and address these threats.
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When in drought: States take on urgent negotiations to avoid Colorado River crisis 14.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After years of sustained drought, water managers along the Colorado River system are renegotiating water cutbacks to seven Western states, hoping to avoid more drastic shortages in the future.
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B.C.'s thirsty LNG industry is a threat to water supplies 4.10.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Emma Lui On Monday, a consortium of big energy players made a final investment decision that approved LNG Canada, a $40-billion fracked gas project, paving the way for more fracking in B.C. This decision was made on the heels of water restrictions for fracking companies in the northeastern corner of the province due to drought. CBC reports , "The LNG Canada project will see a pipeline carrying natural gas from Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C. to a new processing plant on the coast in Kitimat. There, the gas would be liquefied for overseas export." The five primary investors include Royal Dutch Shell, Mitsubishi Corp., Malaysian-owned Petronas, PetroChina Co., and Korean Gas Corp.  LNG project approved despite droughts, wildfires and need to curb climate change Monday night's decision gives the green light to a very thirsty industry that will abuse even more water at a time when water supplies are unpredictable.  As more than 500 forest fires burned across B.C. this summer, drought warnings were also ...
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In a drier world, hit 'save' for water 4.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: We need water to manage the digital transformation. But Ecolab knows that to manage our water, we’ll also need digital technology.
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