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July 14, 2015 The most amazing truth about California's water crisis

Source: American Thinker

In the summer of 2002, shortly before I was elected to Congress, I sat through an eye-opening meeting with representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council... they told me something astonishing:

July 2, 2015 Steering Toward Sustainability: How California’s New Groundwater Law Can Help Us From Driving Off a Cliff

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists Blog

According to new research by NASA, many of the world’s biggest aquifers are being depleted at a much faster rate than they can be replenished, and California’s Central Valley is among the worst. As we all know, California is in...

June 25, 2015 California Is Running On Empty

Source: NewsWeek

A 40 million person California is an iffy place. It is entirely dependent on a sophisticated, man-created infrastructure of dams, reservoirs, canals, pumps, freeways, rail lines, airports and schools and universities.

June 11, 2015 How California Could Have Avoided Its Epic Water Crisis - text/video


California's water crisis is the disaster everybody saw coming but nobody had the political will to stop. It's the byproduct of a broken system that's dominated by self-serving elites and misguided ideologues. Or so says Joel...

June 8, 2015 Why New York's Fracking Ban for Natural Gas is "Unsustainable"

Source: Forbes

In December, New York became the 2nd state after Vermont to prohibit hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) statewide. Although a few others have joined in, New York is the only state with significant shale gas potential to ban...

May 28, 2015 Who’s to Blame For California’s Water Shortage? Look In A Mirror

Source: IVN

We Californians are to blame when it comes to our water shortage — but ultimately for reasons most of us never contemplate. The problem is our willingness to cede to single-party control in our state. Regardless of which side of...

May 28, 2015 A Drought For Business: How Water Shortages Will Impact Your Bottom Line


Since 2011, California has moved from a state of “abnormally dry” to two-thirds of the land labeled as “exceptionally dry”. The Governor has issued an array of laws to help replenish California, most recently a mandated 25...

May 22, 2015 STUDY: California TV Stations' Drought Coverage Gave Short Shrift To Climate Change

Source: Media Matters

It has become increasingly clear that human-induced climate change is exacerbating California's historic drought and will continue to make droughts in the western U.S. more common and more extreme, as many studies and leading...

May 21, 2015 What can be done about a water shortage?

Source: Missouri S&T

The water crisis in the western United States – most notably in California and Washington – may be the most severe and most publicized, but other threats to the nation’s water supply loom, says Dr. Joel Burken, professor of civil...

May 21, 2015 What can companies actually do to fight the global water crisis?

Source: Food Navigator

The WWF report offers industry a five-step plan to tackle global water scarcity and holds up certain food and drink companies for their best practice.

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