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November 12, 2014

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2:35 PM | US Wet Areas to Get Wetter And Dry Areas To Get Drier
These results confirm earlier predictions. The projected changes are milder if we cut greenhouse gas emissions now, but they still occur. Interesting that while drought continues in the Southwest, the Arizona monsoon will intensify. Continue reading →

November 10, 2014

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2:00 PM | Parched: California Wildlife Suffers in Drought
Birds, salmon and snakes depend on marshes and rivers for survival and migration, and to propagate the species. But many wildlife species are unable to find the water they need as the drought shrinks rivers and dries up wetlands.

November 06, 2014

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4:46 PM | Latest Forecast: Odds of an El Niño Drop
The odds of an El Niño developing this winter have faded somewhat, further dimming hopes for a break in California’s historic drought. Back in June, forecasters pegged the odds of an El Niño emerging by fall and winter at 80 percent. Today, a bulletin from the National Climatic Data Center reports that the long predicted El Niño […]The post Latest Forecast: Odds of an El Niño Drop appeared first on ImaGeo.
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4:46 PM | Latest Forecast: Odds of an El Niño Drop
The odds of an El Niño developing this winter have faded somewhat, further dimming hopes for a break in California’s historic drought. Back in June, forecasters pegged the odds of an El Niño emerging by fall and winter at 80 percent. Today, a bulletin from the National Climatic Data Center reports that the long predicted El Niño […]The post Latest Forecast: Odds of an El Niño Drop appeared first on ImaGeo.

November 05, 2014

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10:59 PM | In California, Rich People Use the Most Water
As the California drought worsens, the State Water Resources Control Board has released hard numbers on which regions drain the state's water supplies most. It turns out that the biggest water users tend to be wealthy suburbanites ... with one exception.Read more...
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7:20 PM | Where is all of Earth's groundwater going?
Where is all of Earth's groundwater going? Groundwater supplies around the world are undergoing a massive depletion. So what's the answer? Well, since the majority of groundwater is used for agricultural purposes, improving agricultural efficiency could have the biggest impact.Read more...
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7:15 PM | 2014 Will Go Down As Hottest In California’s History
There is a better than 99 percent chance that 2014 will be the warmest year on record in California.

October 30, 2014

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7:01 AM | Why California’s Largest Estuary No Longer Works for Wildlife
Startling maps in a new report on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta show the dramatic loss of marshlands that once supported a vast array of wildlife.
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October 29, 2014

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2:00 PM | California Voters to Decide $7.5 Billion Water Bond Measure
Learn about Proposition One, which would issue billions in bonds for water projects.
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10:30 AM | Thinking about water
by Dan Kraus Guest post from the Nature Conservancy of Canada Here in Canada, it’s a luxury to not think about water. Most of us watch it come out of the tap and go down the drain without considering its source or destination. Many people in the world don’t have taps or drains; over 1.2 billion people experience critical water shortages. They think about water every day. Climate change requires that Canadians change how we think about water. It has weather and water scientists […]

October 27, 2014

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10:00 PM | Droughts and fish highways
"I grew up on the shores of Connecticut looking into tidal pools and wondering about the plants and animals living there: where they move to when the tide goes out, and from when the tide comes in, and why. Once I even tracked my cat out my 3rd floor window and onto the roof to see how she accessed my bedroom at night. So I’ve always been curious about movement patterns in nature. The whys and hows of nature are... Read more
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10:00 PM | Droughts and fish highways
"I grew up on the shores of Connecticut looking into tidal pools and wondering about the plants and animals living there: where they move to when the tide goes out, and from when the tide comes in, and why. Once I even tracked my cat out my 3rd floor window and onto the roof to see how she accessed my bedroom at night. So I’ve always been curious about movement patterns in nature. The whys and hows of nature are... Read more
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4:00 PM | Hydrometeorology and ecophysiology of cloud forests
The links between hydrometeorological conditions and vegetation distribution, functioning and survival.

October 24, 2014

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12:28 PM | When the Rainforests Run Dry
By Susan Cosier If you thought the California drought was bad (and it is), take a look at what's happening in southeastern Brazil. These satellite images of the Jaguari Reservoir—one of the main water sources for São Paulo, South America's largest city—show how much water levels have dropped in just one year. In the lower photo, taken in August, the resevoir is only at 3 to 5 percent of its carrying capacity. São Paulo, home […]
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