TAG: drought

Fracking Pollutes California Water While Individuals Suffer

Jefferey Jaxen – As California lawmakers decide if resident ‘water wasters’ should face jail time as a drought strikes the state, water agencies are busy working on higher rates and fees to penalize individual residents.

What’s to Blame for Our Dying Planet?

Catherine J. Frompovich – Every day, commonplace humans who live, work, and try to make ends meet are being blamed for ruining Planet Earth. Why?

Fracking Is Making California’s Drought Worse

Mike G, DeSmogBlog Waking Times California is in the middle of an epic water shortage, with nearly 80% of the state experiencing “extreme or exceptional” drought conditions. Check out this animated map to get a sense of how extensively the drought has impacted the Golden State. Things have gotten so bad that California enlisted Lady

The Perfect Storm – Grow Local or Grow Hungry?

Jamie Lee, Contributor Waking Times Most of us who live in the United States have always assumed that our food would be available in abundance at our commercial grocery stores at affordable prices, at least for the past three generations. Most have never spent a thought about what they would do if their basic weekly

California Farmers Demand Fracking Moratorium in Worst Drought in History

Food & Water Watch Waking Times With drought jeopardizing California agriculture, farmers across the state urge Governor Brown to place a moratorium on water-intensive fracking. California farmers, grappling with a record drought that’s parching their fields and livelihoods, call on Governor Jerry Brown to place a moratorium on the water-intensive extreme oil and gas extraction

Fracking Away Our Water Supply

Farron Cousins, DeSmogBlog Waking Times As many areas of the country experience severe droughts, the fight for clean, fresh water is becoming vital to survival for many American citizens.  The problem has been made worse by the expansion of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which gobbles up hundreds of millions (billions, according to some estimates) of gallonsof potable water

Drought, Fracking, Coal and Nukes Wreak Havoc on Fresh Water Supplies

Eco-Watch Waking Times On Aug. 12, Unit 2 of the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut—which provides half of Connecticut’s power and 12 percent of New England’s—was shut down because the seawater used to cool the plant was too warm. For the last few months EcoWatch has been covering what’s become the worst drought in the U.S.

12 Innovations to Combat Drought, Improve Food Security and Stabilize Food Prices

Seyyada A. Burney, Nourishing the Planet Waking Times  Soaring temperatures and low precipitation could not occur at a worse time for many farmers in the U.S. Intensifying drought conditions are affecting corn and soybean crops throughout the Midwest, raising grain prices as well as concerns about future food prices. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that

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