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February 20, 2015 Which Fast Food Companies Are Polluting Our Oceans the Most'
The Daily Meal - When you eat at one of these fast food restaurants, youâre influencing more than just your own stomach. At the top of the list for âbetter practicesâ was actually Starbucks and McDonaldâs,...
February 19, 2015 NASA Study Finds Increased Risk of U.S. Megadrought
Ecology - The Fifth Assessment Report, issued by the United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) in 2013, synthesized the available scientific studies and reported that increases in evaporation...
February 19, 2015 Miami is already sinking under rising sea levels
Grist - In 2014, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî released its fifth Assessment Report, predicting that oceans would rise more than three feet by 2100. Those projections make for some alarming visions...
February 18, 2015 Ohio Supreme Court: State controls frackingSource: Cincinnati.com
Certain local zoning laws can't be used to supersede Ohio's state-level system for regulating oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
February 17, 2015 Brazil faces water rationing amid worst drought in 84 yearsSource: RTCC News
Brazil is struggling to supply enough water to its 200 million people, amid the worst drought in 84 years. São Paulo’s 20 million citizens face having their tap water cut off five days a week, in a bid to conserve dwindling...
February 17, 2015 State’s (CA) population growth expected to outstrip water conservation in coming yearsSource: Sacramento Bee
California water agencies are on track to satisfy a state mandate to reduce water consumption 20 percent by 2020. But according to their own projections, that savings won’t be enough to keep up with population growth just a...
February 16, 2015 California drought prompts San Francisco to utilize treated waste water
89.3 KPCC - As California's drought drags on, îone waterî district east of San Francisco is getting creative in their water recycling efforts. The water district is giving away treated sewage water to be utilized for...
February 16, 2015 EPA Releases Stormwater Management Tool
Environmental Leader - The new tool will enable users to add climate projections based on the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs climate change scenarios to existing simulations to determine the...
February 12, 2015 Brazilians hoard water, prepare for possible drastic rationingSource: Reuters
Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a...
February 12, 2015 'Unprecedented' Drought Looms for Western USSource: Discovery
Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains. Rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall mean that future drought could be more extreme than any drought seen in at...
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