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California Farmers Demand Fracking Moratorium
Environment  (tags: water, resource mangmeent, drought, California, fracking, frackis whack, government )

Cal
- 47 days ago - ecowatch.com
California farmers, grappling with a record drought that's parching their fields and livelihoods, call on Gov. Brown (D-CA) to place a moratorium on the water-intensive extreme oil and gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
The California Drought: Who Gets Water and Who's Hung Out to Dry?
Environment  (tags: California, water politics, resources, drought, agriculture, industry, farming, fishermen, lobby, Gov Brown, weather, environment, globalwarming )

Angelika
- 50 days ago - ecowatch.com
As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry--which currently consumes 80 percent of California's water supply--cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?
Texas Passes $2 Billion Drought Fund, Putting Faith In Government To Secure Water Future
Environment  (tags: climate-change, drought, ecosystems, globalwarming, nature, politics, pollution, water, weather, Texas )

Kit
- 160 days ago - thinkprogress.org
On Tuesday, Texas voters handily passed a proposition that supported amending the constitution to invest $2 billion from the state's rainy day fund into a water bank to finance water planning projects.
Southern Africa: Northern Namibia Withers Under Severe Drought
Environment  (tags: climate-change, drought, starvation, healthconditions, humans, habitat )

Jill
- 237 days ago - thegreentimes.co.za
President Hifikepunye Pohamba declared the drought a national emergency on 17 May after an initial assessment found that 331,000 people were in need of food aid. That figure has since climbed to over 460,000 and continues to rise
Worst Drought in 30 Years Threatens Millions in Southern Africa With Food Insecurity
Environment  (tags: world, politics, africa, hunger, drought, children, death, ethics, Refugees&Relief, society, humanrights )

Cal
- 239 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Around 2 million people face food insecurity in northern Namibia and southern Angola as the worst regional drought in decades takes its toll, according to the UN.
Animal Advocates Say New Mexico's Bears Are Under Siege (TEXT and AUDIO)
Environment  (tags: animals, environment, drought, climate-change, forests, habitat, nature, wildlife, weather, humans )

Carrie
- 252 days ago - publicnewsservice.org
Bears in the Sandia Mountains are entering towns looking for food during the long New Mexico drought.
Advocates Urge Supplemental Feeding of Bears (TEXT and VIDEO)
Environment  (tags: Dept. of Game and Fish, habitat destruction, climate, drought, conservation, endangered, environment, habitat, humans, nature, weather, wildlife, humans, nature )

Carrie
- 255 days ago - krqe.com
State wildlife officials say more than two dozen bears have been relocated and more than a dozen have been killed this summer after wandering into the metro-area, likely in search of food.
Help Us End Power Plant Water Pollution! ACTION US
Environment  (tags: water, environment, ecosystems, destruction, drought, USAhabitatdestruction )

Nancy
- 260 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
We're 28 years past Congress' deadline and it is time to end the power plant industries' unlimited permit to pollute, which stands in the way of cleaning up our rivers, streams and lakes. Help us end Power Plant Water Pollution Today! Submit your comment
Megadrought in U.S. Southwest: A Bad Omen for Forests Globally
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, climate-change, drought, weather, forests, destruction, habitatdestruction, habitat, green, world, wildlife, Sustainabililty, protection, humans, globalwarming, climate )

Cal
- 299 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Scientists studying a prolonged and severe drought in the southwestern U.S. say that extensive damage done to trees in that region portends what lies in store as other forests worldwide face rising temperatures, diminished rainfall, and devastating fires.
Tell Nestlé: Stop Bottling Ontario's Water Source During Drought Conditions.
Environment  (tags: water, world, environment, drought )

Teresa
- 317 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Demand that Nestlé stop commodifying everything in nature. Stop draining Ontario's watershed to bottle water.
Sign Our Petition to Nestlé ACTION
Environment  (tags: water, environment, ecosystems, destruction, drought, Nestle, plastic )

Nancy
- 317 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Currently, Nestlé has a permit through 2017 to take about 1.1 million litres of water per day from Hillsburgh, Ontario for its bottling operations in nearby Aberfoyle -- even during drought conditions while there are by-laws on water use for households.
The Cost of Hunger: Drought Only One Factor Behind High Food Prices
Environment  (tags: global food chain, biofuels, drought, weather, politics, humans, habitat, environment, green, world )

Cal
- 600 days ago - spiegel.de
The severe drought in the US has been blamed the rising prices of agricultural commodities. But that is only part of the story: Biofuels, financial speculation and changing dietary habits are also playing a rol
The Worry Over Water
Environment  (tags: water, groundwater, drought, aquifers, population growth, conservation )

Suzanne
- 607 days ago - populationgrowth.org
A recent study study concluded that almost one-quarter of the world's population lives in regions where groundwater - one of the planet's main sources of fresh water - is being used up faster than it can be replenished.
U.S. Drought Exposes "Hydro-Illogical" Water Management
Environment  (tags: drought, United States, water management, agriculture, disaster, farmers, environment, destruction )

Naoko
- 610 days ago - ipsnews.net
The historic drought withering much of the United States this summer has revealed a need for strategies to better manage water supplies that could remain under sever pressure both this year and in the longer term.
We May Be in for a Movie-Like Apocalyptic Event: Hunger Games for Real
Environment  (tags: weather, climate-change, drought, social unrest, world, humans, nature, environment, ecosystems, water, wildlife )

Cal
- 613 days ago - alternet.org
If history is any guide, rising food prices of this sort will also lead to widespread social unrest and violent conflict.
 

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