Tag Archives: drought

Altering hydrology an old-fashioned way

With large, semi-aquatic rodents, of course! Via Gizmodo: Rivers and streams that have been diverted by humans are designed to remove water quickly from the watershed, destroying local habitats for animals and making it more difficult for an ecosystem to … Continue reading

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Water networks

The problems that many regions, like California, are having with drought and water sources are getting a lot of attention recently – especially with how, in California, there have been no regulations in place as to how much groundwater is … Continue reading

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Bottled water and drought

I know Nestle is well-known in relation to the drought in California, because Nestle has at least one bottled water plant in CA. They aren’t the only bottled water/beverage company operation in California, however; Crystal Geyser is looking to open … Continue reading

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Forests, drought, and cities

One of the things I’ve learned as a basic concept in studying ecology on the big scale is the way different systems feed each other: the energy isn’t always going simply in one direction. For example, the climate you have … Continue reading

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Impact of bark beetles on forest health

One of the so-called problems in recent years in many forests in the western United States has been larger “attacks” of various species of bark beetles, which feed on the trees, introducing fungus as they do so that eventually kills … Continue reading

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