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Precipitation

Rainfall is not a strong motivator of violence, but higher temperatures are.

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The Global Rundown In the past 15 years, privatized water supplies have been increasingly transferred back to public ownership, and in the past month, France, Italy and Switzerland have been hit hard by floods and landslides. New York says ‘no’ to a desalination plant, and environmental groups say ‘no’ to an expanded tar sands pipeline running […]

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NOAA GFDL Climate Change Modeling Precipitation Changes Global High Emissions Scenario

Reporter Kaye LaFond breaks down the newest IPCC report, and IPCC reports in general.

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The study runs counter to conventional wisdom about deforestation’s effects on the water cycle.

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In much of the Corn Belt, too much rain has left fields too soggy to sow.

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Drought and reduced winter ice cover are contributing to declining water levels in the Great Lakes. As lakes Michigan and Huron hit record lows, a new report outlines what changes like this could mean for the region’s flora and fauna.

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In the Midwest, low water levels are a growing economic concern for the region. CNN reports that the Great Lakes are expected to reach all-time lows in the coming months, and reached record lows in December of 2012. Cargo shipping industries have already been impacted by the past 13 years of dropping lake levels. As […]

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The data confirm it. Last year broke records for temperature and precipitation — and the trends continue.

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Guyana means “land of many waters” in a native Amerindian language, but it also houses one of the most pristine rainforests left in existence, the Iwokrama. In 1996, Guyana and the Commonwealth of Nations established an organization of the same name. According to Iwokrama resident scientist Isabella Bovolo, the organization aims to fill large data […]

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New research based on 30 years of observation suggests that Harmful algal blooms are occurring with greater intensity in Switzerland’s Lake Zurich, illustrating the threat climate change poses to Europe’s inland lakes, according to research from the University of Zurich, United Press International reported. This ‘perfect storm’ of rising water consumption and diminishing natural supply […]

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South Australia has allocated $2 million to support its bid to keep more water flowing in the River Murray, AAP reported. States within the Murray-Darling River Basin are debating a draft plan for water management in the Basin, and are each struggling to get their share of water for agricultural, industrial and environmental purposes. The […]

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Irrigators in Texas and New Mexico are unhappy with a decision by the International Boundary and Water Commission to release reservoir water to Mexico, the Associated Press reported. The U.S. farmers wanted to delay the annual water release in order to cope with drought later in the growing season, but Mexican farmers, who are dealing […]

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The winning design by Richard Vijgen in the World Water Day competition by HeadsUP and Visualizing.org will be on display in New York City's Times Square for one month. Titled “Seasonal and Longterm Changes in Groundwater Levels,” Vijgen's design uses NASA's gravitational data.

A first-of-its-kind space mission shows dips in groundwater supplies globally.

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A survey by the Asahi newspaper shows that nearly three-quarters of Japanese voters are in favor of a gradual nuclear phase-out in the country, while about 50 percent agree that reactors now off-line for inspections should be restarted if they meet government safety standards, Reuters reports. Meanwhile, this SolveClimate News article says that decommissioning a […]

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Cadmium in rice, melamine in milk, arsenic in soy sauce, bleach in mushrooms, and the detergent borax in pork. China’s food industry has recently become synonymous with contamination, bad farming practices and overuse of agricultural chemicals. The Guardian‘s Jonathan Watts reports on China’s latest food scandal, after fields of watermelons in the eastern part of […]

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Genetically-modified crops are not the solution to Europe’s growing food demand, according to the European Union’s farm commissioner. Warming temperatures are affecting European farming more severely than North America’s, according to a new climate study published in the journal Science. The study found that the climate shifts over the past three decades are linked to […]

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New report shows that U.K. farming faces changing and more variable climate.

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Storms in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado have already lead to water shortages in Aspen.

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Relationship between Australia’s drought and Antarctica’s increased snowfall offers clues to human contribution to global warming. Scientists have linked a severe, decades-old drought in Australia to increased snowfall in East Antarctica.

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