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A long-simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change

Published: 
Wed, 01/17/2018 (All day)

In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.

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The Dangers of Land Subsidence From California’s Groundwater Overdraft

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Wed, 03/15/2017 (All day)

Land subsidence from overpumping groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley has been called the largest human alteration of the Earth’s surface. 

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SF Bay ecosystem collapsing as rivers diverted, scientists report

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Wed, 10/12/2016 (All day)

WASHINGTON — Evidence of what scientists are calling the planet’s Sixth Mass Extinction is appearing in San Francisco Bay and its estuary, the largest on the Pacific Coast of North and South America, according to a major new study.

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As drought grips Iran, farmers lament loss of a way of life

Published: 
Mon, 10/03/2016 (All day)

Watermelons once sprung from this soil, the giant striped fruit dotting the arid landscape like mushrooms after a rain.

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California water conservation dips as relaxed drought rules take effect

Published: 
Mon, 08/08/2016 (All day)

Water conservation in California dipped slightly during the first month that the state’s mandatory water-savings rules were significantly relaxed, regulators said Tuesday.