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Updates: Heavy rains hit Southern California in the latest winter storm

Today's storm is the latest of a series to dump rain on the region, which has been hard hit by six years of drought.<p>Officials warned of potential mud flows in areas affected by wildfires last year and heavy rains in the afternoon, when there will be a slight chance for thunderstorms. Forecasters …

California

'Atmospheric rivers' weather phenomenon soaks California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — They're called "atmospheric rivers" and they can dump massive quantities of Pacific Ocean water on California, carrying it through the air from as far away as Hawaii.<p>Here's a look at the weather phenomenon that has swelled the state's rivers, flooded vineyards, dumped snow and …

Climate

Australia flood: Uluru national park closed after huge rainfall

<b>A record amount of rainfall has led to the closure of Australia's famous national park at Uluru.</b><p>Waterfalls appeared all over the landmark, also known as Ayers Rock, at the heart of the park in central Australia.<p>The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) described the massive Christmas storm as a …

New Invention Makes Ocean Water Drinkable

Source: www.occupycorporatism.com | Original Post Date: July 2, 2013 –<p>Chemists with the University of Texas and the University of Marburg have …

Water

CTFRP Statistics

October 17, 2016<p><b>Report Count :</b> 5902<p><b>Most commonly reported genera</b> : Quercus (23.2%), Pinus (17.1%), Eucalyptus (12.6%) and Cupressus (including …

102 Million Trees Have Died in California’s Drought | Motherboard

An aerial survey by the U.S. Forest Service has revealed some startling information: since 2010, California’s drought has claimed the lives of 102 million trees across 7.7 million acres of forest. In the 2016 calendar year alone, 62 million trees have died —marking a massive 100 percent increase in …

California

California drought: 36m trees dead since May, raising toll to more than 102m

Survey shows 36m trees have died since May, as record low snowpack and warm temperatures leave trees thirsty and prone to beetle infestation<p>The California drought has killed more than 102m trees in a die-off of forests that increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires and other threats to humans, …

The Southwest Is Facing Down A 30-Year Megadrought Due To Climate Change

If you live in southern California, better just ditch those lawn sprinklers entirely.<p>California's current drought ranks as "exceptionally severe" by historical standards—perhaps the worst such event in 1,200 years. But it's nothing compared to what could be coming if we don't stem climate change, …

Climate Change

Like a floating Transformer, this yacht changes shape at the push of a button

We’ve heard plenty about smart homes here this year, but you know what will make even the best smart home sound <i>so</i> July 2016? That’s right: a “smart …

Israeli science teacher invents low-tech water treatment system

Israel is famed for its advanced but costly water technology; Amir Yechieli's system to tap rainwater involves barrels. And gutters.

Water

Rain, Floods In China Kill Around 100, Wipe Out Crops

Severe recent flooding across central and southern China has killed around 100 people, damaged more than 1.5 million hectares of cropland and led to …

China

Gone: Global Warming Claims a Lake — and a Way of Life

There used to be a lake in Bolivia. Lake Poopó. Then it disappeared — along with most of the villagers who depended on the lake, for generations.<p>The Andes bureau chief, Nicholas Casey, went with the Times photographer Josh Haner to Llapallapani, Bolivia, and wrote what is a cautionary tale about …

Florida's Disgusting Algae Bloom Is Now Visible From Space

An enormous algae bloom turned Florida’s Treasure Coast a gnarly shade of green last week, and now we know just what that goopy nightmare looks like …

Facing historically low levels, Lake Mead officials are fending off a water war. Here's how

This may be what the start of a water war looks like.<p>Drought is draining the West’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead, to historic low levels. Forecasts say climate change will make things worse. Headlines warn of water shortages and cutbacks. Members of Congress are moving to protect their states’ …

Water

Las Vegas Going Dry? Largest Reservoir In America Reaches Record Low

For many, the election isn't over yet.<p>As the great orator George Bush Junior once attempted to say: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame …

Dead Sea drying: A new low-point for Earth

<b>The Dead Sea, the salty lake located at the lowest point on Earth, is gradually shrinking under the heat of the Middle Eastern sun. For those who live on its shores it's a slow-motion crisis - but finding extra water to sustain the sea will be a huge challenge.</b><p>If there's one thing everyone knows …

El Niño Is Dead And California Could Be “In A Drought Forever”

Forecasters say El Niño is now officially over and there’s a 75% chance of a La Niña forming. But “the real story is the Godzilla drought,” a NASA climatologist said.<p>The giant El Niño that fueled flooding rains in Texas this year but failed to make a big dent in California’s extreme drought, was …

El Niño

Paris floods: Seine set to peak as more rain forecast

<b>Floodwaters in Paris continue to rise with the River Seine due to hit a peak of up to 6.5m (21ft) later on Friday.</b><p>The world-famous Louvre and Orsay museums have been closed so staff can move priceless artworks to safety.<p>The number of dead in the floods has now risen to at least 15 - 10 in southern …

Cooler and wetter: Study links irrigation to inaccurate climate perception

It's the height of irony.<p>Irrigation systems designed to buffer farmers from the effects of a warming planet may be causing them to think their local …

India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought

<b>India is set to divert water from its rivers to deal with a severe drought, a senior minister has told the BBC.</b><p>Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said transferring water, including from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, to drought-prone areas is now her government's top priority.<p>At …

India

Ethiopia is experiencing one of the worst droughts in 50 years — but farmers found an astonishing way to make the desert bloom again

Ethiopia is in the middle of the worst drought in 50 years. It’s the sort of shock to the system we are likely to see more of with climate change. But Ethiopia is also home to a successful experiment to make the land more resilient to drought.<p>If we are going to adapt to our changing world, it’s …

Agriculture

Vietnam is being crippled by its worst drought in nearly a century

Vietnam's breadbasket southwestern region has been hit by the worst drought in 90 years, badly damaging the nation's economy.<p>The Southeast Asian country saw a huge slowdown in economic growth in the first quarter as agriculture output dropped sharply. GDP growth slipped to 5.6% year-over-year in …

South-east Asia

Some California Reservoirs Are Finally Getting Back to Normal

These days, when we’re talking about reservoirs and lakes in California, it’s normally using words like “historic low” and “unprecedented drop”. But …

The largest continent on Earth is running out of fresh water

In terms landmass and population, Asia dominates the rest of the globe.<p>But at least 1 billion of the continent's estimated 4.4 billion people could be facing extreme fresh water shortages in the near future, according to a study released by MIT researchers in the journal PLOS One.<p>If current trends …

Water

Is India facing its worst-ever water crisis?

<b>On 11 March, panic struck engineers at a giant power station on the banks of the Ganges river in West Bengal state.</b><p>Readings showed that the water level in the canal connecting the river to the plant was going down rapidly. Water is used to produce steam to run the turbines and for cooling vital …

commercial landscape risks

Commercial Irrigation Leaks<p>I don't think I have any leaks.<p>Since most watering restrictions require irrigating landscapes at night, small leaks can …

facts on leaks

THE FACTS ON LEAKS<p>#FixALeakWeek 2016<p>the average household leaks enough water every year to wash 270 loads of laundry<p>270 loads<p>household leaks can …