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One Obvious Way You Can Start Conserving Water

There’s nothing like being in a drought-ridden country to make me pay attention to water usage. Brazil is currently experiencing its worst drought in 80 years, with natural reservoirs at a shocking lo…

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How Wasteful Are The 1.1M Swimming Pools in Drought-Stricken California?

More than half of California is experiencing "exceptional" drought, the highest ranking on the scale that measures drought. And, since May, the entire state has been in a severe drought. As a native…

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There Will Be NO Bacon Shortage

Considering the rampant enthusiasm for all things bacon over the last 5 years, it is not surprising that the bacon-loving populace would go into a collective panic when hit with the news of an impendi…

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Olive Oil Shortage!

When people think of that golden elixir olive oil, people most often think of Italy. Italian cuisine is just drenched in the stuff, and Americans have developed quite a taste for it. The increasing de…

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5 Flowering Garden Plants That Scoff at Drought

By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger I have mentioned before, in the post on converting lawns to gardens, that my garden survives on rainfall. The only time I supplement watering is when I am trying to e…

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5 Tips For a Water-Saving Veggie Garden

By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger Across the various social media sites that I use, gardeners have been talking about the drought, and what it means for their gardens and what plants they will grow i…

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Farm Feeds Cows Candy Because Corn is Too Expensive

  It's been a rough summer for farmers across much of the United States. The worst drought in decades has destroyed millions of acres of crops, dried up water supplies, and forced the price of…

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4 Simple Ways To Help Hummingbirds

The drought that has gripped much of the United States is impacting hummingbirds as they begin their migration south, an annual event that usually goes from July to October. Once they move to the sout…

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Think About Replacing Lawns with Gardens

By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger George Washington’s Mount Vernon was the first house in North America to incorporate a lawn into the landscape design. According to some estimates, 40 million acres …

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Mayan Civilization Doomed by Drought?

Researchers in Mexico say the mighty Mayan civilization that thrived in central America for 2700 years from 1800 BC, might have been brought down by climate change. Based on research deep underground,…

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