Posts Tagged ‘Drought’

Iraqi Drought Refugees

Filed under: Environment | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 10/14/2009 @ 7:57:48 AM
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As if Iraq didn’t have a banquet of troubles, there is this:
Over 100,000 people in northern Iraq have been forced to evacuate their homes since 2005 because of severe water … [Keep reading >>]

Sierra Snowpack 66% Normal

Filed under: California | Environment — by Will Kirkland 05/1/2009 @ 7:32:53 AM
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“April’s warm, dry weather melted the Sierra Nevada snowpack to two-thirds of normal, according to the last measure of the season Thursday, as agencies serving cities and farms across California … [Keep reading >>]

South East Australia Drying Up and Blowing Away

Filed under: Environment — by Will Kirkland 03/24/2009 @ 8:03:08 AM
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[caption id="attachment_21018" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Channels feeding the Macquarie River in New South Wales (NSW) have been sucked dry by drought and the relentless demands of irrigation. Photo by Victoria Toensing"][/caption] … [Keep reading >>]

Drought Around the World

Filed under: Environment — by Will Kirkland 02/25/2009 @ 8:53:36 AM
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We’ve posted recently news about the drought in California’s Central Valley, and earlier about Texas, and Mexico. It’s bad in Mendota and Firebaugh– unemployment reaching 1/3 of the working … [Keep reading >>]

California Water

Filed under: California | Climate Change | Environment — by Will Kirkland 02/23/2009 @ 12:42:26 PM
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The steady rain, with more to come, makes us all wonder — is all the drought talk being washed away? Wish it were so.

A steady rainfall over the weekend … [Keep reading >>]

Texas Sized Drought

Filed under: Climate Change | Environment — by Will Kirkland 02/11/2009 @ 11:11:55 PM
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“The worst drought in nearly 100 years is racking three-quarters of Texas. Much of the state has not had a significant rainfall since August. Winter wheat crops have failed. Ponds … [Keep reading >>]

Drought: Mexico, California…

Filed under: California | Climate Change | Environment — by Will Kirkland 02/2/2009 @ 8:24:59 PM
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“Mexico City shut down a main water pipeline under a new conservation program, cutting service to more than 2 million residents Sunday after some reservoirs dropped to their lowest levels … [Keep reading >>]

Climate change “largely irreversible for 1000 years”

Filed under: Climate Change | Environment | Science & Technology — by Will Kirkland 01/26/2009 @ 10:58:53 PM

NOAA stunner: Climate change “largely irreversible for 1000 years,” with permanent Dust Bowls in Southwest and around the globe

Important new research led by NOAA scientists, “Irreversible climate change because of … [Keep reading >>]

Coho Disappear from Marin Creeks

Filed under: California | Environment | Marin County — by Will Kirkland 01/10/2009 @ 9:11:45 AM
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“The lack of rain this winter has contributed to what fisheries biologists say is, so far, the worst return of coho salmon in the recorded history of Marin County’s Lagunitas … [Keep reading >>]

Drought Stops Development

Filed under: Environment — by Will Kirkland 06/7/2008 @ 2:34:58 PM

The SF Chronicle has, properly, featured the California drought of 2008 on its front pages. This is big stuff. Reservoirs across the state are way below their total … [Keep reading >>]

Drought of Rain Drought of Rice

Filed under: Environment — by Will Kirkland 04/17/2008 @ 7:41:53 AM

Correct me if I’m wrong but the Stupid Twins on ABC, George Stephanopolus and Charles Gibson, did not mention food riots, rising price of staples or drought in Australia, or … [Keep reading >>]

Rice Shortages World Wide

Filed under: Environment | Food — by Will Kirkland 03/29/2008 @ 8:41:37 AM

This seems to me to be a very significant, and unreported, story: Rice Shortages and sky-rocketing prices around the world.

The price of rice, a staple in the diets of … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Tom Paine

---"Dissertations on First Principles of Government," 1795


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