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Older power plants could be hit hard by impacts of drought

Older power plants with once-through cooling systems generate about a third of all U.S. electricity, but their future generating capacity will be undercut by droughts and rising water temperatures linked to climate change.

UCLA study forecasts a severe climate future for California

Los Angeles - A study published on Monday by climate scientists at UCLA forecasts wild extremes of drought and flooding in California as the climate continues to warm.

Atmospheric rivers may increase flood risks by 80 percent

In a first-of-its-kind study, the global effects and impact of atmospheric rivers on rainfall, flooding, and droughts have been estimated for the first time. The study reveals that in some regions, the risks can be increased by as much as 80 percent.

El Nino's impact is not over as it's sibling looms — Part 1

The current El Nino weather phenomenon which began last year has affected 60 million people worldwide, leaving many countries in desperate need of assistance. But even as El Nino begins to weaken, we are not out of the woods yet.

Global oyster habitats on decline - Blame anthropogenic activity

Florida's oyster reefs are shrinking, with the collapse being blamed on a drought and a rise in water salinity in the estuaries. A species of carnivorous conchs have invaded the reefs, resulting in fewer wild oysters being seen on restaurant menus.

Megadroughts Common in Sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers say devastating droughts worse than the infamous Sahel drought are part of the normal climate regime for sub-Saharan West Africa.

UN: Heat Waves & Extreme Drought Increase With Climate Change

Scientists who met this week in Beijing, China, fore casted severe drought and searing heat will oppress wide swathes of the earth with increasing frequency this century.
 

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Using Dendrochronology  or tree-ring dating  we can get a snapshot of climate change.
Using Dendrochronology, or tree-ring dating, we can get a snapshot of climate change.
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