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The Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources

In climate & environment, water use

Climate scientists have been saying all along that one of the primary effects of climate change is the disruption of the water cycle. Since so much of everyday life and planning is determined by hydrological systems, it is important to understand the impact that climate change is having (and will have) on drinking water supplies, sanitation, food and energy production. …

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Drought or Deluge: Different Threats, Same Problems

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Climate change is warming the atmosphere so it holds more water vapor. This impacts weather patterns, changing where and how precipitation falls, intensifying rain events and wreaking havoc on communities around the country. With increasing frequency the country is experiencing wild weather patterns that swing from droughts to flooding, from severe winter storms and freezes to tropical cyclones. While a …

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The Importance of Clean Water

In climate & environment, water use

When the country’s water is polluted it is devastating, but US water and wastewater systems don’t receive the funding needed to keep working properly. Water is one of the United States’ most vital resources, and when the country’s water is polluted, it is devastating, not only to the environment, but also to human health and communities of all sizes. Even …