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Cape Town Braces For Water Emergency That Could Affect Nearly 4 Million People

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Wed, 01/24/2018 (All day)

Nearly 4 million people in Cape Town, South Africa, are facing a dangerous reality: Unless their water use severely drops, they will soon run out.

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Before & After: A massive front lawn is transformed into an inviting, low-water landscape

Published: 
Wed, 01/17/2018 (All day)

Amber Denker thinks like an artist when it comes to gardening, spending countless hours in her Toluca Lake backyard planting exotics and tropical plants. “It makes me feel like I’m painting my environment,” she explains.

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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.