Tag: "United States"

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Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Promising Research in the Time for Action

Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Promising Research in the Time for Action

El agua es la vida! Water is life! This is the declaration of a water association in New Mexico, and as national and international reports project higher frequencies and more intense occurrences of drought and flooding, the statement rings ever more true. Researchers around the world are working to protect this precious resource, and regional, […]

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The Use of Threatening Language to Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Use of Threatening Language to Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Midwest United States recently experienced 100 tornadoes in 24 hours. However, unlike the devastating tornadoes that this region has witnessed in the past, these series of natural disasters were much less threatening to human life. What appears to be happening is better monitoring and information around extreme weather which is helping people better prepare […]

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Shedding light on California's water situation

Shedding light on California’s water situation

Issues around water management continue to be widespread in California. Changes in climatic patterns are intensifying matters as water scarcity becomes more omnipresent and water demand grows state-wide. The many competing interests in water use in the state include farmers, fishers, urban populations and the environment. Shifting climatic patterns and population growth have dwindled water […]

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Fracking Linked to Earthquakes and Water Contamination

Fracking Linked to Earthquakes and Water Contamination

A recent article in Hatch Magazine reports a series of earthquakes in Ohio culminating in a 4.0 magnitude quake on December 31st, 2011. Scientists in the region and around the globe are beginning to conclude that hydraulic fracking may be correlated with these earthquake events. Worse yet for local ecosystems, the process involves the generation […]

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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

By R.W. Sandford At the same time that Canada’s Environment Minister was in Durban, South Africa demonstrating to the world that we were no longer worthy of respect or trust as a nation in matters related to addressing the global climate problem, further evidence of the tragedy of the Harper Government’s climate policy was bubbling […]

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Multidisciplinary team led by Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom to conduct research on impacts of climate change on water

Multidisciplinary team led by Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom to conduct research on impacts of climate change on water

Elinor Ostrom, Distinguished Professor of political science at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington and the 2009 Nobel Prize Laureate in economic sciences, is the principal investigator in a three-year project to study the impact of climate change on water resources and the ability of governance systems to adapt to the resulting challenges. “Much of the world’s […]

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Drought: A Creeping Disaster

Drought: A Creeping Disaster

In the American south, 14 states are baking in blast-furnace conditions — from Arizona, which is battling the largest wildfire in its history, to Florida, where fires have burned some 200,000 acres so far. Climatologists call drought a creeping disaster because its effects are not felt at once; however, there is little disagreement about the […]

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