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Global warming is ripping up the grassy street medians of the American West – Fortune

A group of 30 agencies that supply water to homes and businesses throughout the western United States has pledged to rip up lots of decorative grass to help keep water in the over-tapped Colorado River. The agreement signed Tuesday by water…

Midterm elections 2022 and climate change: What to know – USA TODAY

With half of registered voters saying climate change is one of the most important issues in the upcoming midterm elections, could the results on Nov. 8 mean changes for U.S. policy regarding global warming? A significant shift in the makeup of Congress would mostly…

Lake Mead Is Draining, Not Climate Changing

The water level in Lake Mead is reaching record lows and the popular narrative maintains that drought brought on by human-caused climate change is to blame. But the government’s own data from the Bureau of Reclamation shows this is not…

In fast-warming Nevada, climate bill may not lift Democrats – The Washington Post

Listen 10 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article LAS VEGAS — About a week after President Biden signed into law the largest climate bill in U.S. history, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) laid out to voters here how…

La Nina, Poor Land Use Worsening Drought, Disrupting World Economies

What do factory shutdowns in China, shipping delays in Europe, and reduced agricultural output in the U.S. have to do with each other? They are all caused by severe droughts impacting the world’s largest economies. Researchers say the dry spells are…

New Water Cuts Announced as Colorado River Hits Dangerous Low

With water levels in the Colorado River near their lowest point ever, Arizona and Nevada on Tuesday faced new restrictions on the amount of water they can pump out of the river, the most important in the Southwest. And the…

How climate change spurs megadroughts – Grist

On an afternoon in late June, the San Luis Reservoir — a 9-mile lake about an hour southeast of San Jose, California — shimmered in 102-degree heat. A dusty, winding trail led down into flatlands newly created by the shrinking…

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