Monday March 10th 2014, 12:09 AM[Daily News]TANZANIA is among many other countries where global warming will expose millions more people to malaria as parasite-bearing mosquitoes move to higher altitudes. [News Source]
Tanzania: Global Warming Compounds Malaria Prevalence Rate
As Dallas area tries to clean up air, EPA might end tailpipe tests for older cars.
Sunday March 09th 2014, 10:00 AMPart of smog-fighting strategies in smoggy areas such as North Texas for years, tailpipe tests have helped to keep tons of pollution out of the air. But the Environmental Protection Agency says they’ve become as outdated. [News Source]
Drought hastens end of a region’s hydropower era.
Sunday March 09th 2014, 10:00 AMThe yearslong drought in Central Texas could eventually snuff out a renewable power source that fueled the region’s early growth: hydropower. [News Source]
El Nino could strike as early as summer: U.S. forecaster.
Sunday March 09th 2014, 10:00 AMThe much-feared El Nino phenomenon, the warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific which can trigger drought in Southeast Asia and Australia and floods in South America, could strike as early as the Northern Hemisphere summer, the U.S. weather forecaster warned on Thursday. [News Source]
Housing developments near drying forests a deadly combination in the West.
Sunday March 09th 2014, 10:00 AMAs the climate warms, forest fires in the West increasingly will feast on acres of dry brush, growing into giants. In a cycle that will become routine, homeowners will flee, while firefighters will rush toward their houses - and away from putting out wildfires. [News Source]
How much water a community gulps varies across the Sacramento region.
Sunday March 09th 2014, 10:00 AMThe ongoing drought has cities across the Sacramento region urgently trying to cut water use. Some have a lot further to go than others. [News Source]
Wastewater injection triggered Oklahoma’s earthquake cascade.
Sunday March 09th 2014, 10:00 AMOne of Oklahoma's biggest man-made earthquakes, caused by fracking-linked wastewater injection, triggered an earthquake cascade that led to the damaging magnitude-5.7 Prague quake that struck on Nov. 6, 2011, a new study confirms. [News Source]
Sacramento faithful examines what religion teaches us about climate change.
Sunday March 09th 2014, 10:00 AMWhile children at Rancho Cordova’s Hagan Community Park played baseball, fished and watched ducks waddle on a glorious Saturday afternoon, Sacramento’s diverse interfaith community gathered to examine religion’s role in addressing climate change. [News Source]
California’s drought-prone pattern forcing farmers to adapt.
Sunday March 09th 2014, 10:00 AMAs California gets drier and hotter, no one is more vulnerable than farmers. And no one is likely to have to do more to adapt to what many experts fear will be a more drought-prone environment. [News Source]
Climate change causes malaria to ‘creep up’ to higher altitudes putting millions more at risk.
Sunday March 09th 2014, 10:00 AMDespite increased prevention and control measures that have decreased malaria mortality rates by more than 23% since 2000, experts say that climate change will put millions more people at risk of contracting the deadly mosquito-borne disease. [News Source]
A California board action threatens farm survival.
Sunday March 09th 2014, 10:00 AMThe negative impacts of the dry water year will be multiplied many times over if a proposal by a state agency becomes reality. It would overturn water rights held by water districts for more than 100 years. [News Source]