Climate change has barely registered as a 2016 campaign issue, but in Florida, the state which usually decides the presidential election, the waters are lapping at the doors of Donald Trump’s real estate empire.
Classified U.S. cables between American diplomats show a mounting concern by global political and business leaders that water shortages could spark unrest across the world, with dire consequences.
State Sen. Jerry Hill wants California to smack its biggest water users with hefty fines and bad publicity.
The meat industry is the only major source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. excluded from filing annual emission reports.
At first, last December’s rains seemed like welcome relief for drought-stricken California. But while the moisture did little to hydrate trees and shrubs, it did lead to the widespread of growth of wild grasses, which dried out quickly and contributed to this year’s wildfire season.
So much water is being pumped out of the ground worldwide that it is contributing to global sea level rise, a phenomenon tied largely to warming temperatures and climate change.
Many of the local officials urging the public to save water during California’s crippling drought actually are profligate water users themselves.
The water year that ended Tuesday was one of the driest on record for California. Let’s take a look at what we can expect for the new year.
California’s in hot water – and you might be, too. Violators of the state’s new mandatory water restrictions, which started this week, face fines of up to $500.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has asked restaurants not to serve water unless diners ask for it. He’s letting lawns at the state Capitol turn brown. Farmers in the Central Valley are getting just a trickle of the water they usually do. Conspicuous water wasters – commercial and residential – face fines of $500 a day.