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News – Bolivia Drought

 

Bolivian cities get some of their water from glacial supplies, especially during dry months.  The government knows the glaciers are receding – by over 40% since 1985 (source).  See also AO Info – Climate Change.

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2017-01-05

Pri.org

With melting glaciers and mining, Bolivia’s water is running dangerously low

Ricardo Martinez

 

2016-11-21

Reuters.com

Bolivia declares state of emergency due to drought, water shortage

 

2015-12-18

CBC News

Lake Poopo, Bolivia's 2nd-largest lake, dries up

 

 

 

News – Brazil Drought

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2015-03-01

Upriser

Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

 

2015-01-24

BBC (Brazil)

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

 

2015-01-23

USA Today (Brazil)

Brazil official: Rio won't meet Olympic water cleanup pledge

- how bad can it get?

- interesting that hosting the Olympics makes us clean house!

2014-11-29

Reuters (Brazil)

Drought-hit Sao Paulo may 'get water from mud': TRFN

Adriana Brasileiro

- Cantareira system

 

 

News – California Drought

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-06-06

PJ Media

Californians May Have to Choose Between Showers and Laundry with New 55-Gallon Water Limit

Paula Bolyard

2018-04-20

mbgplanet

A Look Inside The California Water Crisis That Nobody's Talking About

Emma Loewe

2018-02-27

The Weather Network / Water Deeply

Californians struggle to pay for rising water prices

 

2017-01-22

Wired.com

A Wet Year Won’t Beat California’s Never-ending Drought

Peter Gleick

2016-11-30

Reuters.com

California seeks long-term water savings as drought lingers

Sharon Bernstein

2016-11-03

Timescolonist.com

Monitor: Drought ends in nearly one-fourth of California

Ellen Knickmeyer

2016-10-27

EcoWatch / Environmental Working Group

Why Are California Farmers Irrigating Crops With Oil Wastewater?

Enviornmental Working Group

2016-10-03

EcoWatch / Climate Nexus

California Drought Enters Its 6th Year

 

2016-09-22

AccuWeather.com

Northern California towns in danger of running out of water for 3rd year in a row

Brian Lada

2016-08-16

LAtimes.com

Most water agencies can ease up on conservation under new standards

Matt Stevens

2016-08-16

Los Angeles Magazine

How Nestlé Gets Away With Pumping California’s Water for Next to Nothing

David Dayen

2016-08-06

EcoWatch / Douglas Bevington

Don’t Get Burned by Misinformation About Dead Trees and Wildfire

Douglas Bevington

2016-07-06

Orange County Register

Californians still saving water, even after restrictions are loosened

Aaron Orlowski

2016-06-23

EcoWatch / Climate Nexus

Drought Kills 66 Million Trees in California, Increasing Risk of Catastrophic Wildfires

 

2016-05-30

OCregister.com

California's water crisis not on radar of presidential candidates

 

2015-12-11

CBS  News

MLB star, heavy metal singer on list of Calif. water wasters

 

2015-10-13

TrueActivist.com

Fantastic News: Nestlé To Be Sued For Californian Drought Crimes!

Sophie McAdam

- permit to take water expired 27 years ago

2015-10-12

NY Times

A Culture of Nagging Helps California Save Water

Matt Richtel

2015-10-07

LAtimes.com

In Bel-Air, someone is using 1,300 gallons of water – per hour

Steve Lopez

2015-06-17

Fox News

Community, farmers face water cut-off after California drought decision

 

2015-06-15

Wired.com

In Epic Drought, California’s Water Cops Get Tough at Last

Nick Stockton

2015-05-22

NY Times

Farmers Agree to Water Cuts in California

Jennifer Medina

2015-05-21

Global News

California celebrities targeted in drought shaming on social media

Nicole Mortillaro

2015-05-17

Daily Mail (UK)

The not-so-emerald city: Now Californians are SPRAY PAINTING their parched grass green to disguise effects of drought

Kate Pickles

2015-05-11

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Bottled Water Companies vs. California’s Epic Drought

Anastasia Pantsios

2015-05-11

The ECOReport

California’s Current Water Crisis Is A Man-made Phenomenon

Roy L. Hales, Earthjustice

2015-05-10

DailyNews.com

Bottled-water business in California grows despite drought

Associated Press

- Crystal Geyser Water Co.

- 108 bottling operations in California

2015-05-09

CBS News

Amid drought, Beverly Hills moves beyond fines for water wasters

Carter Evans

2015-05-07

Abc 7 News

Starbucks to find new source for bottled water outside Central Valley

 

2015-05-07

Globe and Mail

California's drought grows more dire by the day

Andrea Woo

2015-05-04

Salon.com

California drought’s devastating toll: 12 million trees killed in one year

Lindsay Abrams

2015-05-02

Youtube / RT

In Hot Water: Nestle accused of profiting in drought stricken California

 

2015-04-30

Time.com

Starbucks is Selling California Spring Water For $1.95 a Bottle Amid a Historic Drought

David Stout

 

Video:  CBS Sacramento

2015-04-10

Huffington Post

A Lot Of Bottled Water Comes From Drought-Stricken California

Alissa Scheller

2015-04-10

Wired

Should California Spend 4 Billion Gallons to Save a Few Fish?

Nick Stockton

2015-04-10

Contra Costa Times News

Drought encourages do-it-yourself water recycling

Denis Cuff

2015-04-09

Intellihub.com

As California suffers a record drought, local residents and activists took a stand to implore the company Nestlé to stop its gluttonous guzzling of California’s water for profit

Amanda Froelich, True Activist

2015-04-09

KCRA.com

Leaky pipes a big source of wasted water in California

Mike Luery

- California drought

2015-04-06

Newsweek

In California, Farmers Rely on Oil Wastewater to Weather Drought

Zoë Schlanger

Link to AO News – Oil & Gas

2015-04-03

Reuters.com

Exclusive: California used 70 million gallons of water in fracking in 2014

Rory Carroll

- California drought

2015-04-02

CBS Sacramento

Artificial Grass Moving Quickly After California Announces Mandatory Drought Restrictions

Nick Janes

- astroturf

2015-04-02

EcoWatch / Cole Mellino

Drought-Stricken California Exempts Big Oil and Big Ag from Mandatory Restrictions

Cole Mellino

- California drought

2015-04-01

Aljazeera America

California imposes first-ever mandatory water restrictions

Haya El Nasser

- California drought

2015-03-26

SanDiego Source Daily Transcript (USA)

California Senate Oks $1B water plan

Fenit Nirappil

- California drought

2015-03-21

FoxBaltimore.com

List of Wines Cited in Lawsuit as Having High Arsenic Levels

- a result of drought conditions in California maybe?

2015-03-17

NBC News

Video:  NASA: California Down to One Year Supply of Water (1.5 mins)

 

2015-03-16

The Guardian

Drought-stricken California only has one year of water left, Nasa scientist warns

Amanda Hospuch

2015-03-10

EcoWatch / Cole Mellino

Epic Drought Spurs California to Build Largest Desalination Plant in Western Hemisphere

Cole Mellino

2015-02-26

Huffington Post

Alarming Consequences Of The California Drought You May Not Have Expected

Lydia O’Connor

2014-01-01

MassReport.com

Bad News For Guacamole Lovers

Buffy Naillon

2014-12-27

NY Times (USA)

Water Source for Almonds in California May Run Dry

Felicity Barringer

2014-12-07

Star Telegram (USA)

Drought forces Mineral Wells to seek new source of water

Bill Hanna

- four year long drought

- increases the cost of water

2014-10-15

CBS News (USA)

For California’s wealthy, drought a problem money can’t fix

newsclip

2014-10-11

U-T San Diego (USA)

Battle over artificial turf heats up in HOAs

Chris Nicols

2014-09-18

Huffington Post

Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs

Lydia O’Connor and Chris McGonigal

2014-07-09

The National (CBC Player)

Video: California Dry:  CBC Documentary (13 mins)

(Opinion:  Tim Palmer)

2014-07-09

EcoWatch / Gary Wockner

Drought Drains Lake Mead to Lowest Level as Nevada Senator Calls for Government Audit

Gary Wockner

2014-03-26

EcoWatch / Earth Island Journal

California Drought Forces Fisheries to Truck Salmon Smolts to the Sea

Zoe Loftus-Farren

2014-02-25

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

Hundreds of California Businesses Band Together in Face of Devastating Drought

Brandon Baker

2014-02-20

EcoWatch / Earthjustice

The California Drought: Who Gets Water and Who’s Hung Out to Dry?

California

2014-01-31

KTVU.com (USA)

Drought forces state officials to turn off water supply

California

2014-01-17

EcoWatch  (USA)

Drought Emergency Declared in California as Residents Urge Halt to Fracking

 

2013-12-27

EcoWatch / Center for American Progress

Devastating Drought Continues to Plague California

Kiley Kroh

2013-08-16

EcoWatch / Ceres

Historic Water Shortages Prompt Government Restrictions in Colorado River Basin

Mindy Lubber

 

 

 

News – Cape Town Drought

 

Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg.  (Wikipedia)

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-02-26

Sciencemag.org

Ecologists up in arms over Cape Town’s plans to ease water crisis by drilling into aquifer

Linda Nording

2018-02-17

McLeans

As a water crisis looms in Cape Town, could it happen in Canada?

John Pomeroy

2018-02-11

BBC News

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

 

2018-02-06

Abc News

'Day Zero' water run-out delayed as water donations pour in to drought-stricken city

 

2018-01-30

Global News

Cape Town will deploy army, police to protect water source after taps run dry on ‘Day Zero’

Adam Frisk

2018-01-16

Global News

Cape Town could be first major city to run out of water — in 90 days

Katie Dangerfield

 

 

 

News – Droughts - Other

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-06-28

TheGuardian.com

Heatwave forces UK farmers into desperate measures to save cattle

Matthew Weaver and agencies

2018-02-11

BBC News

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

 

2017-10-23

Reuters.com

Israel's water worries return after four years of drought

Ari Rabinovitch

2017-07-24

Theguardian.com

Thirsty city: after months of water rationing Nairobi may run dry

Cathy Watson

- Nairobi

2015-08-18

NationNews

Jamaica:  Kingston water sources run dry, Portmore to bear brunt

- Jamaica

2015-08-04

CNNMoney

Puerto Rico's other crisis: It's running out of water

Patrick Gillespie

- Puerto Rico

2015-06-03

EcoWatch / World Resources Institute

7 Epic Droughts Devastating the Planet

Charles Iceland

- Various

2015-04-22

Icis.com

Water shortage hits Taiwan petrochemical production

Nurluqman Suratman

- Taiwan

 

 

 

 

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