drought

Calamitous Climate: A Tale of Two Countries Illuminates the Necessity of Preparation   

By Joyce Coffee and Rachel Jouan In one month, three historic hurricane touched ground in the U.S. Now tragic wildfires surge in the west, intensified…

The Netherlands Teaches the Planet How to Grow Food in Changing Climates

As climates shift, innovation will become critical to ensuring there is enough food grown and produced for the global population. The Netherlands, a…

Time to Raise Water Rates

While hurricanes Harvey and Irma deluge floods of biblical proportions, 21.7 million Americans – 11 percent of the country – were living under…

This Furniture Maker Has an Idea for California’s 102 Million Dead Trees

SapphirePine, a product line of contemporary furniture that showcases this pine tree’s nature beauty, is harvesting trees lost to California's stubborn drought.

In India, Bangalore’s Water Crisis is an Omen for the Rest of the World

Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, has witnessed stratospheric growth due to its booming IT sector. But it could all fall apart if…

Somalia’s Illegal Fishing Problem Is About More Than Piracy

The newswires were buzzing last week over the story that pirates hijacked a commercial ship off the shores of Somalia -- but the…

How Public-Private Partnerships Can Tackle Water Scarcity

A partnership between one company and two Texas cities helps the region conserve water -- and it shows how public-private partnerships can help…

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…