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Canada’s Latest Climate Change

Published: 
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:04pm
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Water

Just days after World Water Day, the Canadian government quietly acknowledged last week that it had dropped out of the United Nations anti-drought convention. 

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New Mexico Farmers Seek ‘Priority Call’ as Drought Persists

Published: 
Fri, 03/29/2013 - 3:11pm
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Water

Amid the worst drought on record, the anger of southeastern New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers is boiling.

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As Fracking Increases, So Do Fears About Water Supply

Published: 
Fri, 03/08/2013 - 3:14pm
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Water

In this South Texas stretch of mesquite trees and cactus, where the land is sometimes too dry to grow crops, the local aquifer is being strained in the search for oil.

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A Cancer Cycle, From Here to China

Published: 
Tue, 01/15/2013 (All day)

MORE than one million people in the Chinese city of Handan awoke last week to the alarming news that an essential source of their drinking water, the Zhouzhang River, had been dangerously contaminated by a 39-ton chemical spill in the nearby city of Changzhi. What made the news even more shocking was that the leak, from a factory pipe, had started at least five days earlier but had been kept secret by government officials, who allowed millions of their neighbors to keep drinking.

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Rain gardens capture water before it becomes urban runoff

Published: 
Wed, 12/19/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Water


The shallow depressions are surrounded by dirt berms and planted with climate-appropriate flowering plants. More than 185 of the gardens have been installed in northeast San Fernando Valley yards.Watching water stream under parked cars and through the gutters every time it rained made Alice Abler cringe.