Drought

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Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
California drought: agribusiness, fracking untouched by water rationing
Blake, Evan
Article
2015
California has responded to the drought by rationing water, with $500 fines for domestic 'water wasters'. But agribusiness and water-intensive industries like fracking remain untouched by the restrict...
Drought
Gonzalez, Evereado
Film/Video
2011
As a result of the persistent drought, an entire community prepares for an inevitable exodus from their homeland in northern Mexico.
Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts
Sainath, P.
Book
1996
P. Sainath devoted 2½ years to visiting and recording the realities - delving into the fundamentals, the why of the realities - in India's 10 poorest districts.
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Book
2006
A readable account of the development of the science of global warming, alongside shocking vignettes that demonstrate the rapidly altering effects climate change is having on our world.
A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest
deBuys, William
Book
2011
In A Great Aridness, William deBuys paints a compelling picture of what the Southwest might look like when the heat turns up and the water runs out. This semi-arid land, vulnerable to water shortages,...
Harper's Worst Offense against Refugees May Be His Climate Record
Anderson, Mitchell
Article
2015
The Middle East drought between 2006 and 2011 was without precedent since modern record keeping, killing over 80 per cent of livestock and driving up local food prices. Already poor populations had to...
IS and climate change - an inconvenient truth for Republicans
Cole, Juan
Article
2015
US Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley sparked controversy last month by saying that the conditions for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as Isil, Isis or Da'esh) w...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015: Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
The Politics of the California Drought
Gupta, Arun
Article
2015
As if in compensation for a historic drought, California is being deluged by expressions of grim satisfaction that it is finally getting its comeuppance for environmental sins. Judgement was especiall...
A Short History of Progress
Wright, Ronald
Book
2004
If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
Think California's drought is bad? Try Palestine's
Shakir, Laith
Article
2015
While Israelis water their lawns, irrigate crops and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinian communities a few kilometers away face drought and water scarcity issues. Their roughly equal proximity to...

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American drought: California's crisis
McGreal,Chris
2014
California is undergoing its worst drought in a generation. Chris McGreal explains how it is affecting the state.