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Archive: Water

23 Jun 2015

An Unnatural Disaster: How Warming Helped Cause India’s Catastrophic Flood

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
The flood that swept through the Indian state of Uttarakhand two years ago killed thousands of people and was one of the worst disasters in the nation’s recent history. Now researchers are saying that melting glaciers and shifting storm tracks played a major role in the catastrophe and should be a warning about how global warming could lead to more damaging floods in the future. READ MORE

15 Jun 2015

Beyond the Perfect Drought: California’s Real Water Crisis

by GLEN MACDONALD
The record-breaking drought in California is not chiefly the result of low precipitation. Three factors – rising temperatures, groundwater depletion, and a shrinking Colorado River – mean the most populous U.S. state will face decades of water shortages and must adapt. READ MORE

01 Jun 2015

Oasis at Risk: Oman’s Ancient Water Channels Are Drying Up

by FRED PEARCE
Since pre-Islamic times, Oman’s water systems known as aflaj have brought water from the mountains and made the desert bloom. But now, unregulated pumping of groundwater is depleting aquifers and causing the long-reliable channels to run dry. READ MORE

07 May 2015

Water in the Bank: One Solution For Drought-Stricken California

by ERICA GIES
A potential answer to California’s severe water shortages is groundwater banking, which involves creating incentives for municipalities, farmers, and other water users to percolate water down into sub-surface aquifers for later use. READ MORE

23 Apr 2015

Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy Boom

by DIANE TOOMEY
Oklahoma officials this week said oil and gas activity was the likely cause of the stunning increase in earthquakes in the state. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Oklahoma geologist Todd Halihan talks about what has caused this growing problem and what can be done about it. READ MORE

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18 May 2015: Low Snowpack Raising Drought Concerns in Oregon and Washington

14 May 2015: A Remarkable Recovery for The Oysters of Chesapeake Bay

11 May 2015: Research Charts Increase In Algal Blooms in the Chesapeake Bay

23 Apr 2015: Interview: Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy

16 Apr 2015: Interview: For Buddhist Leader, Religion and Environment Are One

15 Apr 2015: Entries Invited for e360 Contest For Best Environmental Videos

14 Apr 2015: Canada Could Lose 70 Percent Of Glaciers by End of Century, Study Finds


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