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Climate change & water supply

Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

Global Warming: How Hot 25 U.S. Cities Will Be in the Year 2100

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

Researchers at Climate Central have put together a handy tool which lets you see just how bad summers will get by 2100, if global warming predictions are accurate and nothing is done to stop the upward trend.

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Editorial: How California Can Best Fight Climate Change

From the Los Angeles Times:

But now comes the harder part for many Californians: In 2015, AB 32 will begin to cover companies that produce transportation fuels, including gasoline. That means oil companies will begin paying for the greenhouse gases their products emit, a cost the oil companies say they will pass on to consumers.

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Commentary: Ranchers Coming Around on Global Warming

From the San Bernardino County Sun, in a commentary by Thomas Elias:

California ranchers are now among the first interest groups to realize that like it or not, global warming can no longer be denied with any semblance of accuracy. For very gradually, ranchers are seeing the grasslands they depend upon to feed their cattle begin to shrink and convert naturally to shrub land.

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

California Rice Farmers Could Get Pollution Credit

From The Sacramento Bee:

California’s evolving cap-and-trade market may soon have a new player: rice farmers. …

The program, called the Rice Cultivation Projects Compliance Offset Protocol, is slated to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, and run for a 10-year period.

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Blog: Climate Change a Risky Business for America’s Agriculture

From the Environmental Defense Fund EDF Voices: People on the Planet blog, in a post by Rebecca Shaw:

Nobody escapes climate change, especially not farmers. The report released this week by a group of prominent and politically diverse business leaders and public officials stood out, in part, because of the alarming losses it forecasts for America’s agricultural industry.
Aquafornia news Associated Press

Money Men Tally Cost of Climate Change

From the Associated Press:

Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience.

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Commentary: What Global Warming Looks Like Up Close

From the Los Angeles Times, in a commentary by Karin Klein:

The Arctic is ground zero for climate change research because the effects of warming were seen first this far north, and continue to be experienced here most dramatically.

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Aquafornia news Associated Press

U.S. Mayors to Use Nature to Fight Climate Change

From the Associated Press:

Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will vote Monday on a resolution that encourages cities to use natural solutions to “protect freshwater supplies, defend the nation’s coastlines, maintain a healthy tree cover and protect air quality,” sometimes by partnering with nonprofit organizations.

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Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

White House Checks Out S.F.’s Plan to Save Ocean Beach

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

San Francisco’s Ocean Beach may be one long stretch of sand, but no fewer than six government bureaucracies are tasked with keeping it and the neighboring Great Highway from washing away as winter storms and rising seas batter them.

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Editorial: Cities Must Prepare for Climate Change or Get Sued

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

While Congress is still mired in climate-change denial, insurance companies have no doubt about climate change. For them, the only question is: Who pays for its effects?

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Commentary: Climate Change Would Drown Parts of San Mateo County

From the San Francisco Chronicle, in a commentary by Jon Christensen and Eric Rodenbeck:

“Climate change can seem abstract. But if you live by the bay, it shouldn’t.”

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Aquafornia news Associated Press

U.S. Hottest Spots of Warming — Northeast, Southwest

From the Associated Press:

“The United States is warming fastest at two of its corners, in the Northeast and the Southwest, an analysis of federal temperature records shows.”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

California is Two Steps Ahead on Climate Rules Proposed by EPA

From the Los Angeles Times:

“When California launched its landmark global warming law in the final years of the George W. Bush administration, it was a risky act of defiance from a state frustrated by federal inaction on climate change.”

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Aquafornia news New York Times

A Price Tag on Carbon as a Climate Rescue Plan

From The New York Times:

“Out back, machinery was breaking down the manure and capturing a byproduct called methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
Aquafornia news Miami Herald

Geologist in the Trenches of Climate Change

From The Miami Herald:

“For the past three decades, University of Miami geology professor Harold Wanless has tracked the tides as they crept higher, watched oysters head for drier ground and repeatedly warned that the ocean is swelling in ways that could one day put coastal cities like Miami under water.”

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Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

Plan Shows How California’s Climate Change Policies are Working

From Capital Public Radio:

“It’s called the AB 32 Scoping Plan. It’s a policy-wonky way of laying out exactly what California is doing to fight climate change.”

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Aquafornia news Oakland Tribune

Rising Sea Levels Demand Bay Area Balance Profit and Future of Waterfront

From the Oakland Tribune:

“For 1,100 miles, the California coast threads like a ribbon past one of the most varied landscapes in the United States — farmland, airports, beach fronts, high-tech startups, forest and cargo ships with a 50-foot draft chugging past on the way to the Port of Oakland. But the shoreline and the bay are changing and could change even more if predictions of climbing sea levels — 16 inches by midcentury — and flooding turn into reality.”
Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Editorial: Jerry Brown Takes the Lead on Climate Change, as Does California

From The Sacramento Bee:

“California, as Gov. Jerry Brown says, is on the front lines of the climate change battle.”

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Commentary: Managing Our Groundwater Topic for Big Meeting

From The Modesto Bee, in a commentary by Neil Hudson:

“Climate change seems to be moving faster than our government can respond. … However, at the local level, our county is responding to the need to monitor and preserve our surface and underground water resources so we have a sustainable supply for the future.”

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Aquafornia news San Jose Mercury News

Governor Jerry Brown Calls for Action on Climate Change, Irks Protesters Over Fracking

From the San Jose Mercury News:

“Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called California ‘the epicenter of climate change,’ and he urged other states to work with him to halt the rising temperatures that threaten the planet’s future.

“Brown’s comments came during a speech to a University of California agricultural economics group.”

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