Tag Archives: Drought

Is drought in California Finally coming to an end?

On 12 January 2017 California got some heavy rain from that storm and snow in the ski resorts in California, Nevada but 12 feet (3.658 meters) of snow which would be enough to cause the ski resort to close due to too much snow. With all that heavy rain California but would it be enough to end the drought? Continue reading Is drought in California Finally coming to an end?

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Nestle continues pumping California dry to sell public water for outrageous profits

Source: Natural News
Date: 14 September 2015
Author: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) Drought-shaming in California – the calling out, usually via social media, of neighbors and others who break water-use rules – has become quite prevalent as the state continues to suffer through a historic drought. But not everyone is getting shamed equally.

As reported by TheAntiMedia.com, one company that is getting less than its fair share of shame is Nestle, which, though the giant company has drawn some of the public’s ire, has not received nearly enough “to have spontaneously sprouted a conscience.” Continue reading Nestle continues pumping California dry to sell public water for outrageous profits

African Experts Reject Monsanto’s Drought-Resistant GM Maize

Due to potential adverse effects of GM crops

Source:Natural Society
Date: 17 August 2015
Author: Christina Sarich

Might Monsanto play a role in California’s drought? If the company isn’t causing it directly, it at least plans to profit from it. To whit – the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), just lodged an appeal to South African Agriculture, Water Affairs, and Forestry Minister, Senzeni Zokwana, against the general release approval of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) maize, MON87460.

MON87460, a genetically modified corn meant to withstand drought conditions, has been deemed fit to plant by the Executive Council (EC). The approval by the EC means that Monsanto can sell the GM maize seed to farmers in South Africa for cultivation.

Continue reading African Experts Reject Monsanto’s Drought-Resistant GM Maize

Sam Judd: World war on water

Source: NZ Herald
Date: 2 July 2015
Author: Sam Judd

Dadaab Refugee Camp in Somalia

Out of all the basic necessities for human life, surely water has to be the most important of them all.

But despite how critical it is we seem willing to squander this precious resource, creating economic and health risks as well as conflict.

I have been told that the next world war will be about water and this looks more likely than ever before. Continue reading Sam Judd: World war on water

America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water

Natural News
March 16, 2015
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) As Michael Snyder points out in a timely article at The Economic Collapse Blog, California is rapidly reverting back to the desert it was once.

Awareness of this is only now beginning to spread, but almost no one truly grasps the implications of what losing California’s Central Valley agricultural output means to grocery shoppers. Continue reading America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water

California’s water supply headed for collapse in just one year; state has “no contingency plan” – NASA scientist

Natural News
March 14, 2015
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) Add California’s water supply to your list of “things headed for imminent collapse.” The state has only one year of reserves remaining, warns Jay Famiglietti, the senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech.

In a widely-cited LA Times opinion piece, Famiglietti writes that “…the state has only about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs, and our strategic backup supply, groundwater, is rapidly disappearing. California has no contingency plan for a persistent drought…” Continue reading California’s water supply headed for collapse in just one year; state has “no contingency plan” – NASA scientist

Water hoarding begins in Brazil as one of the world’s largest cities runs out of water

Natural News
March 14, 2015
J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) The historic drought gripping South America’s largest nation is deepening, leading to rationing and forcing residents in one of the world’s biggest cities to hoard water.

As reported by Reuters, besides hoarding, Brazilians in Sao Paulo are drilling homemade wells and implementing additional emergency measures ahead of forced rationing that could lead to water being shut off at taps for as long as five days a week. Continue reading Water hoarding begins in Brazil as one of the world’s largest cities runs out of water