Friday, October 7, 2022

Tag: drought

Utah’s Great Salt Lake reaches record-low water level

While the west is experiencing a mega-drought, the lake is at its lowest water level since recording started in 1847.

Desertification and land degradation now affects 50% of world’s population, economy:...

Damage to soils and water has dire consequences for humanity, a new report warns ahead of meeting of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

Warmer, drier spring to bring worsening drought to US, NOAA report...

Likely worsening conditions in many of the areas already experiencing drought could lead to additional heatwaves.

Climate crisis has made western US megadrought worst in 1,200 years

"Climate change is here and now," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal. "If a 1,200 year mega-drought isn't enough to make people realize that, I don't know what is."

California oil lobby seeks to strip environmental protections for groundwater amid...

The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables.

Forests vs. climate change: Researchers race to understand what drought means...

We’re already seeing signs of accelerated forest mortality around the world. And it’s not just arid regions that may see forest die-offs, new research finds.

Yet another benefit of renewable energy: It uses practically no water...

As solar and wind become increasingly cost competitive with natural gas for electric power generation – especially in water-constrained areas of the country – they have the added advantage of being a water smart choice.

Climate scientist: As UN warns of global catastrophe, we need a...

Or otherwise, millions will be imperiled by increasing droughts, floods, fires and poverty.

Human-caused climate change severely exposes the US national parks

Our newly published results reveal that climate change has exposed the national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the country as a whole.

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Wax worm saliva can degrade stubborn plastic within hours, scientists find

Wax worms (Galleria mellonella) could both digest and biodegrade plastic, causing visible damage to a PE-plastic bag in just 40 minutes.

New analysis shows Big Oil’s continued and future price gouging

Oil prices dipped below $80 a barrel for the first time since January 2022, but consumers are paying 13 percent higher than the last time oil was this low.

Despite calls for diplomacy to end war, US confirms more weapons headed to Ukraine

"The chances of a nuclear war increase significantly every day that passes."

Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian: Optimism of the will

Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Is the energy transition taking off—or hitting a wall?

With the Inflation Reduction Act, the federal government is illogically encouraging the increasing use of fossil fuels—in order to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.