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Fighting Drought Through Technology

From earlier blog posts you may be able to tell that I am deeply invested in the current severe drought in my home state of California. However, this is not just affecting us out here in the Golden State. Throughout … Continue reading

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“What Climate Change Would Actually Look Like”

The video is a great visual representation of what many monuments and places on the East Coast would actually look like if sea level rose by 5 feet, 12 feet, and 25 feet. Video: 

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Seven States That Are Running Out of Water

Seven states from the West Coast to the Midwest have been facing drought conditions that are causing them to run out of water. The state coming in at #1 is California, with 100% of the state in what is classified as … Continue reading

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“This Is Your Country With 10 Feet Of Sea Level Rise”

A new interactive map has been released which demonstrates how the United States would look if climate change and sea level rise continue at the predicted rate. 12.3 million people who live by the coasts would be impacted, and great … Continue reading

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Climate Change: No Longer a “Problem for Future Generations”

The end is not near, it’s here. The U.S. Global Change Research Program released a report that analyzes the present impacts of climate change across the United States. It examines regional and sectoral data, as well as the implications for infrastructure, … Continue reading

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Useful Tips for Wasting Less Food

In case you were wondering how you can waste less food (and money!), here are some useful tips in honor of Earth Day! We can all do our part to make sure we are consuming what we need, and not … Continue reading

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Climate Change & Us

This week representatives from 100 different governments will be meeting as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Japan. The purpose of the meeting is to develop a report to demonstrate to world leaders just how bad the … Continue reading

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Overpopulation & Climate Change

One cannot consider climate change without discussing the impacts of overpopulation. While it is important for individuals to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible, it will have little effect if the global population continues to grow at an … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Opens in Mojave Desert

On Thursday, February 13, 2014, the world’s largest solar-thermal power complex, called the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, officially opened. Sitting along the California-Nevada border, it stretches across approximately 5 square miles and contains roughly 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors. With a $2.2 … Continue reading

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Drought in California- No End in Sight

For those of you outside of California, it may be easy to overlook the fact that California has been in such a severe drought that it won’t even be mitigated by the heavy rainfall that we have received in recent … Continue reading

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