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Severe Drought Has U.S. West Fearing Worst

Published: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:25pm
Category: 
Water

The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state’s drinking water supply.

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Its Great Lake Shriveled, Iran Confronts Crisis of Water Supply

Published: 
Sun, 02/02/2014 - 9:44pm
Category: 
Water

After driving for 15 minutes over the bottom of what was once Iran’s largest lake, a local environmental official stepped out of his truck, pushed his hands deep into his pockets and silently wandered into the great dry plain, as if searching for water he knew he would never find.

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California Has Driest Year Ever -- And It May Get Worse

Published: 
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:23pm
Category: 
Water

The shore of California’s Lake Oroville hasn’t looked this way in modern history. Cracked dry mud shatters the canyon floor, and buoys rest 10 feet up the side of a shale hill. 

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Oil Company Caught Illegally Dumping Fracking Discharge In Central Valley

Published: 
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:20am
Category: 
Energy

For the first time, California has penalized an oil company over illegal fracking activity after the discovery of a video showing wrongful dumping of the fracking discharge.

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Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies

Published: 
Sun, 11/03/2013 - 12:46pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and driving up prices at a time when the demand for food is expected to soar, scientists have found.