While the west is experiencing a mega-drought, the lake is at its lowest water level since recording started in 1847.
Damage to soils and water has dire consequences for humanity, a new report warns ahead of meeting of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.
Likely worsening conditions in many of the areas already experiencing drought could lead to additional heatwaves.
"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."
"Climate change is an emergency."
The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables.
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.
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.
Or otherwise, millions will be imperiled by increasing droughts, floods, fires and poverty.
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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