The Stream, May 14: NASA Scientist Links Specific Weather Events to Climate Change

Drinking water is safe to consume in the small Pennsylvania town of Dimock, where residents complained about hydraulic fracturing, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Meanwhile, this Reuters analysis shows that insurers find it tough to price the risk from hydraulic fracturing.

A NASA scientist has for the first time tied specific weather events, such as the recent Texas drought and the 2010 heat wave in Russia, to human-induced climate change. TIME Magazine and The Atlantic both look at his scary math.

Record rainfall in April has helped take 19 counties in the United Kingdom out of drought, but water restrictions remain in London, east and southeast England, according to Bloomberg News.

Farms, cities and industries in the dry U.S. Southwest are guzzling water at an alarming rate, nearly double the sustainable benchmark, ScienceDaily reported. What are the scenarios for the region?

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