Saturday, April 1, 2023

Tag: drought

Rain and heat, fire and snow

The world as we knew it really is ending faster than some of us ever expected.

Oxford study warns extreme heat and drought to hit 90% of...

The life-threatening impacts of the global climate emergency have only continued to reverberate in 2023.

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.

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Western monarch butterfly population reaches its highest number since 2000

“It is difficult to watch monarch butterflies and their extraordinary migration teeter on the edge of collapse, but there are signs of hope.”

Covering (up) antiwar protest in US media

The national press is a no show.

California passes law to fine oil companies over price gouging

The new law prohibiting fuel price gouging will go into effect June 26.

US auctions giant stretch of Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling

Coming on the heels of the Willow decision, this certainly feels like another step backwards in the fight against climate change, which this administration has said is an existential threat.”

To hell and back

It is time to set in motion policies that would uplift veterans instead of pouring yet more staggering sums into a military that’s only sent so many of us to hell and back in this century?