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Earth's dismal water future, mapped

Published: 
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 1:45pm

Satellite data and images are provocative, even disturbing. They confront us with a global view that can be at once breathtaking, like a piece of art, and yet, in this era of rapidly changing climate, they paint a picture of the demise of the environment. How and if we will respond to what we see is uncertain. That uncertainty lies at the root of our perilous future.

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We Have Seen The Future Of Water, And It Is Cape Town

Published: 
Fri, 02/09/2018 (All day)

Cape Town is parched. Severe drought and high water use have collided in South Africa’s second largest city, and unless the drought breaks, residents may run out of water in the next few months when there simply isn’t enough water left to supply the drinking water taps.

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Rising temperatures sucking water out of the Colorado River

Published: 
Tue, 10/31/2017 (All day)

Rising temperatures are undermining the source of one third of Southern California’s drinking water: the Colorado River.