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9/4/2015
Australia’s climate “debate” screamed itself out nine months ago and fell over in exhaustion, having smashed a workable policy and failed to produce an alternative. People who care about the subject, which you’d think would be most ...   
9/4/2015
As the four-year-long California drought goes from terrible to catastrophic, it’s hard to find any good news. Love almonds? I’m so sorry for your loss. Water-hungry almond growers have begun to abandon hope, as evidenced by stacks of ...   
6/4/2015
There`s been a lot of talk lately about the drought in California, especially since this past week, when Gov. Jerry Brown introduced mandatory water cuts for the first time in the state`s history. So what exactly makes this drought so bad? And ...   
6/4/2015
In a nationally televised interview Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown defended his decision to largely target urban areas rather than agricultural users with his historic order to curb water use. During an appearance on the ABC news ...   
6/4/2015
If ever there was a California governor made for this moment, Jerry Brown might well be it.Fifty years ago, Governor Brown's father sat in the same seat that the son now occupies, and from the political smithies of Sacramento he forged ...   
5/4/2015
A new poll shows that Americans who were unconcerned about climate change as it wreaked havoc around the world are beginning to worry, now that global warming is affecting the appearance of their lawns. According to the poll, conducted ...   
5/4/2015
ast week, Governor Jerry Brown made water conservation mandatory in the drought-stricken state of California. "As Californians, we have to pull together and save water in every way we can," he said.But if the four-year drought continues, ...   
4/4/2015
On a warm March afternoon, farmer Cannon Michael walks alongside wheat fields adjacent to his house in Los Banos, in California's Central Valley. Most of these fields won't be watered again this year. Cannon Michael in on a mission to ...   
3/4/2015
Two weeks before California Governor Jerry Brown’s announcement on Wednesday that residents and businesses in the Golden State -- which is withering amid one of its worst droughts in modern history -- would be subjected to unprecedented ...   
3/4/2015
While a parched California copes with a long-term drought, water threatens to cost the state billions in a much different way if climate change continues unchecked, according to a new study.By 2050, rising sea levels could engulf between ...   
29/3/2015
Lately, compensation has become one of the most contentious issues at the U.N. climate talks. At the Doha climate conference (COP - Conference of Parties) in 2012, the developing countries strongly confronted the rich nations blaming them for ...   
29/3/2015
News that a Texas city is to be powered by 100% renewable energy sparked surprise in an oil-obsessed, Republican-dominated state where fossil fuels are king and climate change activists were described as “the equivalent of the flat-earthers” by ...   
18/3/2015
California’s record-breaking drought is heading into its fourth year, making headlines about water shortages, drying rivers and reservoirs, threatened fisheries, shrinking mountain snow cover, and battles between cities, consumers, agricultural ...   
17/3/2015
Nearly a quarter of the damages caused by natural disasters in the developing world affect the agricultural sector, exacting a heavy cost on poor farmers who do not have insurance or the resources to rebuild their lives after floods, droughts or ...   
15/3/2015
The agreement was to block the rise in global temperature before 2020, and start a process for gradually reverting the climate to safe levels, to be concluded before 2050. Well, in the last four years, we have already witnessed an ...   
14/3/2015
Future generations may have to make do with more expensive and poorer quality produce, including meat and dairy, because of the impact of climate change, according to new research. A study of the impact of climate change on 55 foods ...   
9/3/2015
In the third piece in the Guardian’s major series on climate change, Bill McKibben describes how relentless climate movements have shifted the advantage towards fossil fuel resistance for the first time in 25 years. But he argues triumph is not ...   
2/3/2015
Driven out of their best U.S. markets by the shale boom, Canada’s gas producers are turning to the power-hungry West Coast. Canadian gas shipments to Washington state are the highest seasonally since at least 2008, and exports through a ...   
14/2/2015
A new NASA study found that parts of the U.S. are at risk for Megadroughts during the second half of this century because of climate change. These droughts would hit the American southwest and great plains, and would be the worst the ...   
10/2/2015
The Midwest is no stranger to devastating floods. Last summer, the region was inundated with two month's worth of rainfall in just one week, submerging farms and killing crops. Torrential downpours following a drought in Illinois in 2013 led to ...   
5/2/2015
Pakistan has elevated the climate change division to a ministry but opinion is divided on whether it will translate into effective policy making or remain a merely cosmetic initiative. The Pakistan government’s decision to upgrade its ...   
4/2/2015
As rains have gotten heavier, Minnesota farmers in recent years have been expanding a 150-year-old drainage system, pulling billions of gallons more water off soggy land and letting the state's corn and soybean fields thrive.They have ...   
2/2/2015
The oceans have long taunted those who thirst. Records dating to A.D. 200 show that sailors boiled seawater and used sponges to absorb fresh water from the steam. Today, desalination is more sophisticated: multistage flash distillation, ...   
2/2/2015
Slow changes are the bane of humanity. The metaphor of a frog in a pot being warmed slowly seems quite apt for the way humanity is struggling with global warming. 2014 is now the warmest year in the instrumental record. Even as the global warming ...   
2/2/2015
Three months later, the dazzling sunlight was nowhere to be found when rain sheets pummeled the Duluth area. Muddy torrents of chocolate, fuming floodwaters tore through town, leaving shock and devastation.Both extremes happened in a ...   

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