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Source: Science World Report
Each year, the Gulf of Mexico develops a dead zone, an area that's so low in oxygen that little can survive. Now, scientists have taken a look at this year's dead zone and have found that it measures a total of 5,052 square...
August 6, 2014 Lake Erie Isn’t The Only One In TroubleSource: Mint Press News
Around Toledo, Ohio, concerns about water toxicity continue to plague local residents, despite assurances from local officials that the water is safe to drink. High concentrations of algae growth in Lake Erie have led researchers...
Climate change and a growing world population will make staving off world hunger more difficult in the future, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience convened for a panel on “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing...
Source: LA Times
Supporters of two Colorado ballot measures that would have curbed fracking in the state announced late Monday they were standing down, averting an expensive election-year fight that was creating uncertainty in both the governor’s...
August 5, 2014 10 Cities Running Out of WaterSource: 24/7 Wall Street
After multiple unusually dry years across the western, southern and central United States, more than 80% of California is now in a state of extreme or exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. An average of...
Source: CS Monitor
LOS ANGELES — The twin perils of fires and floods are hitting both ends of California at the same time. With at least 20 simultaneous wildfires burning in the north, prompting evacuations and a state-of-emergency declaration from...
August 5, 2014 Behind Toledo’s Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake ErieSource: NY Times
TOLEDO, Ohio — It took a serendipitous slug of toxins and the loss of drinking water for a half-million residents to bring home what scientists and government officials in this part of the country have been saying for years: Lake...
August 4, 2014 What the West will feel like in 2100
High County News - We've used this data, based on greenhouse gas emission scenarios developed by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, to look at what the future might hold for the West. In the 11 cities...
August 4, 2014 Atlantic warming causing stronger Pacific trade windsSource: Sydney Morning News
A mysterious surge in the trade winds that blow across the Pacific Ocean – one of the causes of a recent slow down in global temperature rises – is actually the result of the warming of the Atlantic Ocean, Australian-led research...
August 4, 2014 What If California Runs Out of Water?Source: Discovery
It would be a great premise for a Hollywood apocalyptic disaster thriller. Imagine that after several years of devastating drought, California's supply of water gradually vanished. As the reservoirs went bone dry, in Los Angeles...
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