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American drought: California's crisis
California is undergoing its worst drought in a generation. Chris McGreal explains how it is affecting the state.
California drought: agribusiness, fracking untouched by water rationing
California has responded to the drought by rationing water, with $500 fines for domestic 'water wasters'. But agribusiness and water-intensive industries like fracking remain untouched by the restrict...
Harper's Worst Offense against Refugees May Be His Climate Record
The Middle East drought between 2006 and 2011 was without precedent since modern record keeping, killing over 80 per cent of livestock and driving up local food prices. Already poor populations had to...
Helping drought-stricken farmers requires recognising global warming and planning
All of NSW has now officially been declared to be in drought, and 57% of Queensland has officially entered its sixth year of the current drought (though there has been little real change from when 88%...
IS and climate change - an inconvenient truth for Republicans
US Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley sparked controversy last month by saying that the conditions for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as Isil, Isis or Da'esh) w...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
The Politics of the California Drought
As if in compensation for a historic drought, California is being deluged by expressions of grim satisfaction that it is finally getting its comeuppance for environmental sins. Judgement was especiall...
Think California's drought is bad? Try Palestine's
While Israelis water their lawns, irrigate crops and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinian communities a few kilometers away face drought and water scarcity issues. Their roughly equal proximity to...
Everybody Loves a Good Drought
Stories from India's Poorest Districts
P. Sainath devoted 2½ years to visiting and recording the realities - delving into the fundamentals, the why of the realities - in India's 10 poorest districts.
The Heat Is On
The Climate Crisis, The Cover-up, The Prescription
A book discussing the ever-worsening threat of global climate change.
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