Nathanael Carroll

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Just How Bad Is California's Drought? Here's A Scary, 10-Second Answer.

California continues to dry up. The latest figures indicate more than 80% of the state is in extreme drought, or worse, exceptional drought. These …

Why water needs Collective Action 2.0

Collective action is one of the key drivers in a water stewardship strategy, and in my opinion one of the two key components in aligning water …

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Why that’s good news for alien hunters<p>Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here. One theory is that the water in our solar system was created in the chemical afterbirth of the Sun. If that were the case, it would suggest that water might …

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California Drought Cuts Hydroelectric Generation in Half

The prolonged drought in California, now entering its fourth year, has altered the state's mix of energy generation sources, according to the U.S. …

New research predicts California droughts will worsen

Future droughts in California are likely to bite deeper and last longer than the one now gripping the state, according to new research into the …

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Californians will pay more for water, must still conserve: officials

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Californians face higher water prices and permanent conservation measures amid drought, global warming and population growth in a state that has long struggled to satisfy urban and agricultural needs, the administration of Governor Jerry Brown said Thursday.<p>Angelica …

Where is water tech when you need it?

There are no shortages of stories on the environmental, social and economic negative impacts of water scarcity and the drought in the U.S. in general …

Google, Big Data and robots: Tech’s new food security moonshot

A multibillion-dollar market, rapidly improving technological capabilities, and huge social and environmental implications: Talk about a dream …

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California Drought Hit Farmers, Farm Workers Especially Hard In 2014

Cannon Michael, a sixth-generation farmer in Los Banos, Calif., tells NPR's Arun Rath how he lost almost 20 percent of his typical revenue and was forced to lay off several workers.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>This weekend, as many people take stock of 2014, we wanted to take this time to bring you …

2014: The year water rose to the top of public consciousness

It’s the time of year to look back on what we did and did not accomplish but, more important, to shape the year ahead. My take reflects my time …

Water conservation efforts pay off: U.S. usage lowest in decades

Americans recently passed a milestone when federal officials reported that water use across the nation had reached its lowest level in more than 45 years: good news for the environment, great news in times of drought and a major victory for conservation.<p>What was surprising in the U.S. Geological …

Water overuse – at the top of the 2015 WEF global risk ranking

For four years, World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk Reports have identified water as one of the three most important challenges worldwide; this …

It would take an insane amount of rain to end California’s historic drought

<b>In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, a dock sits high and dry at the end of a boat ramp yards away from the edge of Folsom Lake near Folsom, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)</b><p>December’s rainstorms were just a drop in the bucket…<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 13, 2015 8:18pm (UTC)<p>The dry, dry state of …

Drought fears return with signs of 4th straight dry year

The December rain was but a cruel tease for California.<p>The storms that brought some of the biggest downpours of the decade have given way to a dry January and renewed fears that California will languish in yet another parched year.<p>“Californians should brace themselves for a fourth year of drought,” …

Anti-Israel San Mateo Bridge blockaders: Police violated our rights!

We previously reported how anti-Israel activists hijacked a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day #BlackLivesMatter protest and turned it into an …

Serving citizens through open source: one county’s story

<i>Commentary</i><p>More than ever, governments are readily sharing information through open data initiatives and doing it in more user-friendly ways, through …

Latest place to benefit from tech boom: San Mateo County

San Francisco and Santa Clara County are two of the hottest commercial real estate markets in the region, if not the nation.<p>So hot that some of the biggest names in tech town are looking fondly at an area smack dab in the middle of the two: oft-forgotten San Mateo County.<p>Last month, Google, …