Water & Oceans

"As Drought Worsens, California Farmers Are Being Paid Not To Grow Crops"

"Green fields of alfalfa and cotton rolled past as Brad Robinson drove through the desert valley where his family has farmed with water from the Colorado River for three generations. Stopping the truck, he stepped onto a dry, brown field where shriveled remnants of alfalfa crunched under his boots."

Source: LA Times, 10/13/2021

"Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Roads Vulnerable To Flooding — Report"

"Nearly a quarter of the nation’s road miles are at risk of becoming impassable during a flood, according to a groundbreaking new study that documents the surprising vulnerability of key U.S. facilities such as roads, hospitals and power plants."

Source: E&E News, 10/13/2021

Majority-Black Mich. City Has Water Problem That Rivals Flint Crisis

"The state of Michigan has told a majority-Black city not to use tap water for drinking, bathing, or cooking “out of an abundance of caution” because of lead contamination. Residents of Benton Harbor, three hours west of Detroit, have been dealing with poisoned water for at least three years, and experts say that state and local officials have not done enough to help...."

Source: The Root, 10/13/2021

How ‘The Swamp Peddlers’ Scammed Their Way to Florida’s Eco-Destruction

How did Florida go from an uncrowded home of pine forests, wetlands and ranches to today’s sprawling subdivisions spawning environmental disaster? A new volume gains praise from BookShelf reviewer Nano Riley for its well-researched look at the unscrupulous developers who in a matter of decades carved the state’s ecosystems into lots for sale, trading its pristine beauty for an easy buck.

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"As the Climate Bakes, Turkey Faces a Future Without Water"

"No nation in the Mediterranean region has been hit harder by climate change than Turkey. But as heat and drought increase, Turkey is doubling down on water-intensive agriculture and development and spurring a water-supply crisis that is expected to get much worse."

Source: YaleE360, 10/08/2021

"Corps of Engineers Considers Nature-Based Flood Control"

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is known for damming rivers and building levees to keep waterways at bay. But a new initiative seeks natural flood control solutions as climate change brings increasingly frequent and severe weather events that test the limits of concrete and steel."

Source: AP, 10/08/2021

"6 Aspects of American Life Threatened by Climate Change"

"Two dozen federal agencies flagged the biggest dangers posed by a warming planet. The list spreads across American society."

Source: NYTimes, 10/08/2021

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