Expert Says “We May Have to Migrate People out of California”

May 15, 2015 by  
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Fire , earthquakes and one of the worst droughts in recent history – these days California is not looking like the best place to settle down. In fact, things have gotten so bad that the state could run out of water in just two years . If things continue down this road, some experts think that the only solution will be to abandon the place. Read the rest of Expert Says “We May Have to Migrate People out of California” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: california drought , California drought solutions , California groundwater , California migration , California surface water , california water , drought costs , drought solutions , exceptional drought , extreme drought , US Drought , western US drought , western water issues

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Extreme Drought is Making the West Coast Rise Like an Uncoiled Spring

August 25, 2014 by  
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A new study published in Science by the Scripp’s Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego found that the earth’s crust is slowly rising in the West “like an uncoiled spring” due extreme drought. Scripps researchers found that the water shortage is causing an “uplift” effect of up to half and inch in California’s mountains, and 0.15 of an inch on average across the West. Read the rest of Extreme Drought is Making the West Coast Rise Like an Uncoiled Spring Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , Columbia University , Drought , duncan agnew , Earth Rising , earth uplift , earth’s crust , earthquake , earthquake potential , groundwater , institute of geophysics , klaus jacob , Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory , loss of groundwater , major fault lines , measuring water loss , national science foundation , plate boundary observatory , plate techtonics , science journal , scripp’s institution of oceonography , the west , UC San Diego , western US

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Texas Getting Barbecued, While Rick Perry Doubles Down On Climate Denial

October 2, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Flickr , M. Karshis Where I live in Southeastern Pennsylvania garden vegetables lie unharvested, rotting in the mud. Lancaster farmers will be hard pressed to harvest their corn and uncovered firewood piles are ornamented with white fungus. We have it good compared to Texas, though. Farmers and wildlife in the Lone Star State face a bleak future brought on by sustained, extreme drought. Texas Governor Rick Perry is more focused on fanning the flames of climate denial than addressing the loss and misery. No matter that the shadow of extreme drought roughly outl… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Massive New York Times Story on Forests and Climate Change Ranks As A Must Read

October 1, 2011 by  
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A Greenpeace video tells the story of Indonesia’s threatened forests New York Times reporter Justin Gillis is out this morning with “With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Key Climate Protectors,” a recommended read for anyone concerned about how climate change is affecting the planet and what it means for the present and future. Gillis looks at the warning signs from the world’s forests and the signals aren’t good: wildfires, drought and insect infestations are putting vast tracts of forests under extreme stress, leading to feedback loops that result in more CO2 in the atmosphere. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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No End In Sight For Texas Drought, Says National Weather Service

August 17, 2011 by  
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photo: Paul Lowry / CC BY Some starkly blunt language coming from the National Weather Service on when the extreme drought conditions gripping much of Texas may let up: … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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