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From Carnegie: "Glimpses of the future: Drought damage leads to widespread forest death"

Carnegie Institution for Science

March 30, 2015

Aspens in southwest Colorado, courtesy of Kimberly Pham.

The 2000-2003 drought in the American southwest triggered a widespread die-off of forests around the region. 697 more words

Applied Research & Technology

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Save the Planet

We’re in a four-year drought, and while the extent to which we are is up for debate, it’s best to resort to worst-case scenarios when the climate is at stake. 1,080 more words


East Bay Residents Complain About Water Taste After EBMUD Makes Drought-Related Changes

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – People living in the East Bay are complaining about the taste and smell of their drinking water, after the East Bay Municipal Utility District made changes last week. 223 more words


Watch Your Step! Rattlesnakes Out Early On Bay Area Trails

BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Rattlesnakes are out a month earlier than usual in the Bay Area, so watch your step out on hiking trails.

California’s drought and unseasonably warm weather are driving the snakes out early this year. 127 more words


The impact of drought on the 1998 mild New Zealand recession

Reserve Bank of New Zealand has these conclusions about the contribution of drought to the business cycle in the late 1990s in New Zealand and in particular the mild 1998 recession: 121 more words

Politics - New Zealand

California Drought Is History Repeating Itself; 4th Drought Since 1976

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — You’ve heard the bad news about California’s drought before. In fact, Gov. Jerry Brown created a drought emergency task force  – in March of 1977 during Brown’s first stint as governor. 334 more words


SB City Council Agenda: Stage 2 Drought Update and Desal

Last week I attended my first Santa Barbara City Council meeting ever! A truly momentous occasion. The reason for my visit pertained to item number five on the Council’s Agenda: Stage Two Drought Update along with an introduction to the council’s goal for moving forward with Desalination in order to counter drought effects. 884 more words