Building the World

January 10, 2024
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WATER: Rivers and Rights

Colorado River Basin states are working together to agree upon water use and rights. Source of drinking water for 40 million people (7 U.S. states, Mexico, and 30 Tribes of original Americans), the Colorado River has recently seen lower levels … Continue reading

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

May 2, 2023
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CITIES: Cliffhangers

It’s obvious that sea level rise will threaten low-lying coastal areas. But more than 50% of all Earth’s coasts are cliff-lined. Are these higher elevations safe? Not really. Climate scientists and city planners worrying about sea level rise have mostly … Continue reading

July 22, 2022
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TRANSPORT: Heat melts airport runway

Airline woes have lately taken a toll on passengers, crew, aircraft maintenance, and profits. But during this week’s heat wave, an airport runway melted. When London, England, UK suffered a temperature rise to 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), Luton airport had … Continue reading

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