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California's Water Crisis By the Numbers

California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday imposed historic water controls on the drought-stricken state. But who will the burden of conserving …

Study: Climate change may bring about megadroughts this century.

When it comes to drought in the West, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet. That’s the conclusion from a new study that links an increasing risk of decades-long …

El Paso Times

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Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon, review: 'hugely exciting'

A gripping spy novel set at the height of the Berlin Airlift depicts an East Berlin literally and psychologically gutted<p>It is often said that most romantic stories usually end just when they’re about to get interesting, married life being a more intriguing subject than courtship. Perhaps the same …

Books

Apollo says it wants to be more like a Wall Street bank | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Private equity and credit investment firm Apollo Global Management LLC (APO.N) announced bold plans this week to expand its lending to companies, seizing on the shadow banking opportunity created by regulatory curbs on junk-rated loans.<p>Apollo has traditionally lent to companies …

Isis: the inside story

In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings and then a maze of wire corridors, into an open yard, where men with …

Can America’s Desert Cities Adapt Before They Dry Out And Die?

Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and many other western cities are all growing fast–and are all running out of water.<p>Los Angeles traffic is worse than usual as hordes of parched citizens evacuate a concrete tomb that once supported millions of lives. Savvy entrepreneurs are selling bottled water …