A longtime resident reports on the water crisis in the South African city, where the supply to homes and businesses is expected to be cut off in May, and his own efforts to slash consumption.
There's something that everyone, including The New York Times, is getting wrong about the effects of the California drought; Chelsea Manning is discussing her gender transition in prison via social media; meanwhile, Dick Cheney recently made hypocritical comments about President Obama. These news items and more.
California's terrifying drought is putting one-third of the US produce market at risk, but fixing the problem will require a shift from industrial farms to local ones California's terrifying drought is putting a third of the U produce market at risk, but fixing the problem will require a shift from industrial to local farms .
This year may be the driest in California in half a millennium. These reports explore how the drought is affecting agriculture, business and living conditions in the nation’s most populous state.
Climate impact researchers warn that drastic changes caused by global warming could put a billion more people at risk of serious food and water shortages unless action is taken now to cut greenhouse gas emission rates.
More than a billion people around the world live in conditions of extreme water shortage, and millions more will face the same fate if greenhouse gas emissions continue to mount.