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Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Rationing and Allocation of Resources

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…

Los Angeles Homeowners Are Removing Lawns During Drought

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — Erin Brockovich made her name decades ago as an environmental activist who exposed corporate wrongdoing that polluted drinking water. So she felt a bit defensive when a television reporter asked how her name landed on a…

The Coming Crisis Along the Colorado River

Reliant on the Colorado River with ambitions to grow, cities in the basin must share in the pain. It is inequitable to expect the agricultural sector to take painful cuts even as some states envision unrealistic futures in which additional…

A Painful Deadline Nears as Colorado River Reservoirs Run Critically Low

States in the Colorado River basin are scrambling to propose steep cuts in the water they’ll use from the river next year, in response to a call by the federal government for immediate, drastic efforts to keep the river’s main…

China’s Power Problems Expose a Strategic Weakness

SHANGHAI — A bread company can’t get all the power it needs for its bakeries. A chemicals supplier for some of the world’s biggest paint producers announced production cuts. A port city changed electricity rationing rules for manufacturers four times…

Arizona’s Megadrought Tests the Hopi Tribe’s Resilience

MOENKOPI, Ariz. — On the bone-dry plateau where the Hopi people have lived for well over a thousand years, Robinson Honani pulled his truck to the side of a dirt road and pointed to a carcass. “This is where the…

How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Taiwan Drought: Residents Pray for Rain and Scramble to Save Water

TAICHUNG, Taiwan — Lin Wei-Yi once gave little thought to the water sluicing through her shower nozzle, kitchen faucet and garden hose. But as Taiwan’s worst drought in more than half a century has deepened in recent weeks, Ms. Lin,…

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