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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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Colorado River Drought Forces a Painful Reckoning for States

Published: 
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 9:02am
Category: 
Water

The sinuous Colorado River and its slew of man-made reservoirs from the Rockies to southern Arizona are being sapped by 14 years of drought nearly unrivaled in 1,250 years.

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Climate change may bring drought to temperate areas, study says

Published: 
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 9:29pm
Category: 
Energy

Climate change may increase the risk of extreme rainfall in the tropics and drought in the world's temperate zones, according to a new study led by NASA.

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Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War — Is it One of Many Climate Wars to Come?

Published: 
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 8:45pm
Category: 
Water

Climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Arid Southwest Cities’ Plea: Lose the Lawn

Published: 
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 9:07am
Category: 
Water

This is how officials here feel about grass these days: since 2009, the city has paid $1.4 million to homeowners willing to rip out their front lawns and plant less thirsty landscaping.