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Sea level rise worse than expected

Long-term sea level increases that could have a devastating effect on southern Florida and highly populated coastal areas may be even larger than once thought, a report suggests. Some studies have suggested that melting of ice in Antarctica and other

USDA calls most of California a drought disaster area

FRESNO, Calif.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared that 50 of California’s 58 counties are natural disaster areas because of crop losses due to the ongoing drought. The declaration by the department will make loans available to farmers who have

Global, U.S. drought anticipated

IN INDIA Excessive irrigation and the unrelenting thirst of tens of millions of people are causing groundwater levels in northern India to drop dramatically, a problem that could lead to severe water shortages in a country of more than 1

California facing worst drought in history

State officials reported a Sierra Nevada snowpack smaller than normal on Thursday and said California may be at the beginning of its worst drought in modern history. Residents were immediately urged to conserve water. The snowpack was about 61% of

California dirty air kills more than car crashes

FRESNO, Calif. – Lowering air pollution in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley would save more lives annually than ending all motor vehicle fatalities in the two regions, according to a new study. The study, which examined the costs

Spreading Bacterial Disease threatens the core of U.S. citrus crops

A botanical disease that has hit Florida and now threatens California is raising fears that the price of citrus fruits and juices will soar in coming years. Government agencies and the produce industry are working to stop the spread of

Hundreds flee US wildfires

Five hundred homes have been evacuated in California after the first wildfire of the year broke out near Los Angeles. Report courtesy of www.bbc.co.uk