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Peter Gleick: When Beliefs Conflict with Facts

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Representative Jim Costa and the California Drought

Peter Gleick: The California Drought (2007-2009) - Myth Versus Reality

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It has been a wet year. Very wet. But remember the drought? California…

Deadly La Niña Goes Global—Part I: For Western Hemisphere, Record Rains in Latin America

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Hundreds have died in Colombian floods, as cooler sea temperatures affect regions around the Pacific; climate change seen as a possible cause.

Peter Gleick: California's Next One Million Acre-Feet of Water

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This is a key time for California water: we are coming off of three years of serious drought and growing political conflict over water allocations.

Flooding Kills Hundreds in Pakistan

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Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan have caused rivers to overflow—triggering landslides, destroying villages and blocking rescue efforts.

Flooding Tests Three Gorges Dam, Pollutes Songhua River in China

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Chemical pollution is the latest calamity as heavy rains continue to blanket the country with floods.

Flooding Inundates Southern China

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Economic and human losses soar as heavy rainfall continues in Southern China.

Poland Endures Second Round of Flooding of the Vistula River

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Only two of Poland's 16 regions remain untouched by floodwaters.

Dust Storms Create Snow Melt Problems in Colorado

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

Drought in South China is Worst in Decades

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Parts of southern China are being ravaged by a severe three-season drought. Millions of people lack adequate water supplies, and millions of acres of cropland are too dry to plant.

Coastal Fog Trend Could Harm Iconic Redwoods

New study finds that lower levels of fog could leave coast redwoods more susceptible to drought damage. Reduced amounts of fog cover during the summer could be troublesome for the coast redwoods.

Drought in Australia Connected to Snowfall in Antarctica, Researchers Find

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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.