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June 9, 2023
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CITIES: Wildfires and Climate – How to Help

June 2023: Canada is on fire (below are links to help).┬áCanadian wildfires have consumed 9.4 million acres (3.9 million hectares) – 15 times the average over the past decade. Quebec fires forced 11,000 residents from their homes; Nova Scotia suffered … Continue reading

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April 14, 2023
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WATER: Is the Drought OVER?

Atmospheric rivers: 11. Snow: 55 feet (16.76 meters). Rainfall: thus far in 2023, more than all of 2022. Conservation mandates and restrictions: eased. Outdoor watering: again permitted. Reservoirs: many refilled. Is California’s drought officially over? Conditions are better, but concerns … Continue reading

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March 22, 2023
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WATER: Be The Change – World Water Day 2023

BE THE CHANGE Today is World Water Day 2023. This year’s theme is “Be The Change You Want To See In The World.” Here’s a list of personal commitments to solve the water and sanitation crisis. Consider actions you will … Continue reading

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August 19, 2022
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WATER/ENERGY: Hydroelectricity – What is the Future?

Drought affecting the Colorado River, and resultant depletion of reservoirs Lake Mead and Lake Powell, may soon bring about Tier 2 shortage conditions. When Lake Mead’s water level falls below 1,050 feet above sea level, the new normal will reduce … Continue reading

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June 16, 2022
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WATER and ENERGY: Beyond a Drought

Is it climate change, or just a heat wave? Maybe the former is intensifying the latter. This week, 60 million people in the United States are enduring extreme heat. Texas broke a heat record on June 12 as the electrical … Continue reading

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June 9, 2022
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ENERGY: Taxing the air (from cows and sheep)

Carbon taxing is widely discussed, but New Zealand may be the first to tax a source of methane emissions usually excluded from discussions around bank and government conference rooms. The new source of carbon taxes? Cows and sheep. Since the … Continue reading

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May 18, 2022
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WATER: Mapping YOUR Climate Risk

Climate change brings risk. For some, it is water: floods, storms, and sea-rise. For others, it is drought: water shortages, crop losses, and wildfires. Floods killed 920 people in Belgium and Germany, 192 in India, 113 in Afghanistan, and 99 … Continue reading

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May 12, 2022
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CITIES: Fast Forward Food

Cities are known for fast food: the drive-through, the grab and go, the snack stop, pop-up restaurants, food trucks, street cafes and food stalls. Fast food can also be found on shelves of urban convenience and grocery stores. One of … Continue reading

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