Entries by Emma Janssen

Social Media Used To Warn of Flood Dangers in Northern California

Sonoma County town develops effective messaging network By Emma Janssen, Circle of Blue  Residents of Guerneville, an unincorporated community in Northern California’s Sonoma County, started 2023 with a series of powerful drenching storms, what meteorologists call atmospheric rivers. Tens of thousands of county residents lost power, tall redwoods toppled across roads. The Russian River crested […]

HotSpots H2O: Trouble Areas Emerge as Summer Looms

  Sun-baked fields and dusty reservoirs dot the landscape of southern Spain. Travel east in the Mediterranean and Tunisia is cutting urban water service at night to conserve supplies amid a harsh, multi-year drought. In the Horn of Africa, meanwhile, aid agencies distribute emergency food rations to hungry families after several seasons of failed rains. […]