"The Western Drought Is Worse Than You Think. Here’s Why"

"It has lasted longer than the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. It’s dropped water levels perilously low at two of the nation’s largest reservoirs, forced ranchers to sell off herds and helped propel scorching wildfires. And worst of all, the drought blanketing the western United States is not going away."

Source: E&E News, 07/21/2021

"Scorched, Parched and Now Uninsurable: Climate Change Hits Wine Country"

"Last September, a wildfire tore through one of Dario Sattui’s Napa Valley wineries, destroying millions of dollars in property and equipment, along with 9,000 cases of wine. November brought a second disaster: Mr. Sattui realized the precious crop of cabernet grapes that survived the fire had been ruined by the smoke. There would be no 2020 vintage."

Source: NYTimes, 07/20/2021

Amid Bootleg Fire, Locals Face Climate Realities, Remain Skeptical

"In a row of small conservative towns, the flames are unlike anything they’ve seen before. Instead of concerns over global warming, though, there is blame directed at environmentalists, marijuana farmers and potential looters."

Source: Washington Post, 07/19/2021

At Lake Mead, New Coalition Says Status Quo On Colorado River Failing

"With the concrete towers of Hoover Dam in the background and the depleted waters of the nation’s largest reservoir below, an unlikely group of allies — conservation activists, businesspeople and officials representing cities and farming communities — on Thursday called for halting all plans that would take more water from the shrinking Colorado River."

Source: Arizona Republic, 07/19/2021


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