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The Aliens Have Landed

Published: 
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:03pm

In the ’30s, as Germany rearmed, we said, “Yeah, France can handle that.” Earlier this week, the Panzer Corps of climate change zoomed right around our Maginot line of denial, and we all became the retreating French.

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UN Scientific Panel Releases Report Sounding Alarm On Climate Change Dangers

Published: 
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:02am
Category: 
Energy

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

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Meat Makes the Planet Thirsty

Published: 
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 1:20pm
Category: 
Water

California is experiencing one of its worst droughts on record. Just two and a half years ago, Folsom Lake, a major reservoir outside Sacramento, was at 83 percent capacity. Today it’s down to 36 percent.

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In Parched California, Town Taps Run Nearly Dry

Published: 
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 1:08pm
Category: 
Water

People in this mountain town straddling the San Andreas Fault are used to scrapping for water. The lake for which it is named went dry 40 years ago.

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Obama Announces Aid for Drought-Stricken California

Published: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:55am
Category: 
Water

President Obama arrived in the heart of California’s parched farmland on Friday afternoon to offer tens of millions of dollars in federal assistance to the state, where the lack of rain and snow this winter has led to the severest drought in its modern history.