"Water is power. It's been the path for many cities, companies and families to prosper all across the West and in California. Books and movies have told that story. The whole water realm has been siloed and made technocratic."
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New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.
On September 11th, as I was flying from Los Angeles to Oakland, I took this picture of the pyrocumulus cloud created from the uncontrolled "Rough Fire" burning east of Fresno, California. The flight was at around 30,000 feet.
The good folks at the USDA should fight for good food to be less expensive than crappy food. For carrots instead of greasy chips; maybe some whole grains instead of fractioned corn syrup.
Sure, we've all heard about the drought. It is causing a dry spell with very little rain, and it is drying out the landscape. But there is one terrifying fact that most people don't know: the drought is literally MOVING us!
We need to recognize that it's already too late to stop all of the impacts of hotter temperatures. Even if the world discovered a cheap, clean energy source next week, it would take time to kick our fossil fuel-powered habits and shift to a carbon-free future. That's why it's critical for the world to invest in efforts to help the poorest adapt.
As our emerging experiences of living with 1 degree of warming demonstrate, finding new sources of relief and support for resilience building is critical.
What if the water from Texas and other water-laden states could be transported to California and other drought states? Right now the flood-waters are not put to good use.
It's been 10 years since my mother lost the only house she's ever owned. A factory worker in Jackson, Mississippi, one of the poorest American cities, my mother lost her house to the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina that uprooted families, killed thousands and laid waste to entire neighborhoods throughout the Gulf States.
Williams likened climate change to a "bully" that every year "demands more of your money than the year before. Every year, the bully -- or atmosphere -- is demanding more resources -- or water -- than ever before."
Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."
Photo: I. Rimanoczy When I was a pre-teenager I attended an "adults only" class in - German. The threshold was set at 16 and I was about 12, but the...
While Californians hope for rain, it remains crucial for the state to improve its long-term water management. Here are some steps to take right now.
In our globalized world, everything is interconnected. Water, energy and climate can no longer be thought of as separate issues.