For decades, rapid desertification and erratic rainfall had made guaranteeing water security nearly impossible in Israel. Sullied lakes and plummeting water tables led to one agricultural collapse after another and, having tapped most freshwater resources dry, people were growing desperate. The country had tinkered with desalination in its very … [Read more...] about What’s the Deal with Desalination?
The government shutdown ended on January 25, lasting 35 days. The reason for the shutdown was the supposed need of $5 billion to build a full border wall separating the US and Mexico. Depending which side of the political spectrum you’re on you probably followed one of two different story lines. On the one side there were hoards of criminals, drug … [Read more...] about The Latin American Migrant Caravan Are Climate Refugees
Slowly but surely, California is ditching the green lawns typical of front yards in favor of more drought-friendly landscaping. CityLab recently reported on the change, which comes after several prolonged droughts over the past two decades. California offers incentives for converting lawns to landscapes that require less water, which has been a … [Read more...] about A New Conversation About Lawns In California