Water Man Provides Water to Animals in Tsavo West National Park

Article courtesy of Bruce Baigrie | February 16th, 2017 | news24 | Shared as educational material. In Kenya, a man named Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua is better known as “the water man.” He drives a water truck containing 3,000 gallons of fresh water to give to the animals at Tsavo West National Park. Some of the […]

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Cape Town Facing Crises Due to Lack of Preparedness for Drought

Article courtesy of Bruce Baigrie | February 16th, 2017 | news24 | Shared as educational material. Cape Town is facing a drought. Conservation restrictions have been imposed. But the water must be pumped to an expanding city with a growing population through a system that has a 15% leakage rate. Rain this year is missing […]

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India’s Water Scarcity Issue Rises to New Levels

Article courtesy of Rakesh Rao | April 30th, 2016 | Business Standard | Shared as educational material Depleting levels of groundwater and the presence of high levels of pollution in existing water sources have been a problem for India for quite some time now. Unfortunately, the occurrence of two consecutive droughts has made the Indian […]

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Carlton County in Minnesota has Clean Water When So Many Do Not

We’ve all heard the saying, “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” With droughts, floods and water pollution consistently making headlines, this line from English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is something that many around the country and even the world are probably thinking lately.

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Cadiz Valley Water Conservation Project Gathering Steam

The severity of long-term drought in southern California has brought water utilities and private investors together to solve the problem. There are many efforts underway, aimed at diverting, storing and conserving billions of gallons of water for use now, and in the future.

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The California Drought Is Costing You In Ways You Might Not Realize

California’s prolonged drought has visible consequences such as depleted reservoirs and mandatory water conservation rules. But one of the more expensive effects could be buried deep in your electric bill.

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Crab, Salmon Fishermen Describe Dire State Of Their Industry

California crab fishermen are struggling to pay mortgages, levels of a toxin in the ocean are “unprecedented,” and salmon are struggling to survive in the drought.

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Drought, Algae Bloom Blamed For Fish Deaths

Scientists say an algae bloom may have killed all the fish at a Northern Nevada reservoir that was a popular fishing spot. Rye Patch Reservoir is about 100 miles northeast of Reno, known for its giant catfish, small-mouthed bass, walleye and wipers, a hybrid between a white bass and a striped bass.

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California Can’t Catch a Break: After Drought, Flooding May Be Next

California’s parched landscape may get some relief with rain and snowfall from El Niño. However, there is such a thing as too much H20—particularly when it comes to the prospect of waters with heightened sea levels blasting through the increasingly brittle levees of the Sacramento Delta.

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5 Threats to Waterfalls We Can’t Ignore

More than 100 years ago today, a 63-year-old Michigan schoolteacher took the first ride ever down Niagara Falls in a barrel. Annie Edson Taylor may have survived, but the future will tell if the waterfalls available for such (now-illegal) escapades will. Here are a few threats to waterfalls we can’t ignore if we want to preserve these natural wonders.

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In East Porterville, Drought Escalates Mental Health Issues

In a town whose problems already include air pollution, water contamination and poverty, the drought has spurred a growing health crisis, worsening respiratory conditions and burdening those with other illnesses.

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Kardashians Among Celebrities Who Have Flouted Water Cuts

Two of the top things California is known for these days have come together: celebrities and the water crisis. When you combine these specialties, you get a sketch of some of the state’s most famous water wasters. A couple of the best-known offenders: Kylie Jenner of the famous Kardashian clan and the rapper Tyga.

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