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The California Drought Is Far From Over, And The Entire State Is Suffering

Published: 
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:15pm
Category: 
Water

For a few days last month, it rained in San Francisco. Residents across the city cheered a welcomed respite from a drought that has crippled California for more than two years -- but the celebration turned out to be premature.

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Amid Pipeline and Climate Debate, Energy-Efficiency Bill Is Derailed

Published: 
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:53am
Category: 
Energy

A bipartisan bill to encourage energy efficiency in buildings died in the Senate on Monday, derailed by the contentious debate over the Keystone XL pipeline and President Obama’s plans to issue new climate change regulations.

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Looks Like Rain Again. And Again.

Published: 
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:48am
Category: 
Water

The acid test of a scientific theory is whether it makes predictions that eventually come true. 

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Miami Finds Itself Ankle-Deep in Climate Change Debate

Published: 
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 1:37pm
Category: 
Water

The sunny-day flooding was happening again. During high tide one recent afternoon, Eliseo Toussaint looked out the window of his Alton Road laundromat and watched bottle-green saltwater seep from the gutters, fill the street and block the entrance to his front door.

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U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods

Published: 
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:45am

The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault from heat-loving insects.