The world’s freshwater supply is under increasing demand, and an investor featured in “The Big Short” is betting prices will rise dramatically in the coming years.
State Sen. Jerry Hill wants California to smack its biggest water users with hefty fines and bad publicity.
The meat industry is the only major source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. excluded from filing annual emission reports.
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At first, last December’s rains seemed like welcome relief for drought-stricken California. But while the moisture did little to hydrate trees and shrubs, it did lead to the widespread of growth of wild grasses, which dried out quickly and contributed to this year’s wildfire season.
So much water is being pumped out of the ground worldwide that it is contributing to global sea level rise, a phenomenon tied largely to warming temperatures and climate change.
Many of the local officials urging the public to save water during California’s crippling drought actually are profligate water users themselves.
The water year that ended Tuesday was one of the driest on record for California. Let’s take a look at what we can expect for the new year.
California’s in hot water – and you might be, too. Violators of the state’s new mandatory water restrictions, which started this week, face fines of up to $500.
Here’s a guide to what’s causing the drought and what it means for all of us.
The combined average land and ocean surface temperature for May was its highest ever, as 2014 shapes up to potentially be the hottest year yet.