drought

How Climate Change Impacts Our Water Supply

Climate change is creating a vicious cycle of higher temperatures, changes in rainfall and water contamination.

Corporate Water Stewardship: A Slow Market?

Recent work suggests a growing number of companies are engaging in improved water management as part of water stewardship. But the tangible results…

What California Can Learn from Singapore’s Brilliant Water Strategy

Singapore seems to have a better grasp on water conservation than even California, a state that has suffered six long years of drought…

It’s Time to Make Water Conservation Your Problem

We live in a world where climate change is changing rainfall patterns and increasing the likelihood of drought. As such, water conservation is…

Dispatch from COP22: The Dangers of Dust In a Warming World

At COP22, scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography addressed the problems increasing desertification -- and the dust that comes with it --…

California Startup Develops Spray to Activate Drought Resistance in Crops

Endura Bio is developing an agricultural spray it claims can reduce water usage by activating drought tolerance in plants.

Harvesting Water from Air with Solar: A Sustainable Drinking Water Solution?

Another startup, Palo Alto-based SunToWater, claims it has a residential and commercial solution that can produce drinking water from air with minimal energy.…

Why California Must Continue To Conserve Water

This summer, California Gov. Jerry Brown lifted mandatory water restrictions following higher rainfall this spring. But the state isn't out of the woods…

Is Climate Change Making Conflict Worse?

Scientists believe human impacts made the drought in Syria twice as severe, and may be playing a role in Venezuela as well.

Pakistan Aims to Plant a Billion Trees in a Green ‘Tsunami’

A billion trees sounds like a lot, but the question is whether this is merely a political symbol or real action.

3p Weekend: Governments, Companies Tackle Water Scarcity

Tuesday, March 22, marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Governments and companies took the opportunity to unveil their latest plans to tackle…

GrowOya Pots Allow for Easier and More Water-Efficient Gardening

Watering pots designed by GrowOya are a water-efficiency answer to the question of how to keep that garden growing while maintaining a busy…

New Report Ties “Hottest Year on Record” to Human Toll of Disasters

According to the UN, at least 98.6 million people were affected by natural disasters ranging from droughts to floods, and the economic damage…

Bay Area Water Initiative Creates Drought Visualization Tool

A Bay Area partnership seeks to learn more about the effects of California's drought and find new ways to conserve, recycle and locally…

Rubio, Bush Continue to Dismiss Climate Change

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have both acknowledged that climate change exists. But both continue to dismiss climate…