Want To Get Rich? Become a Water Lawyer in California

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California regulators are finally trying to fix the state’s insane water rights system. So now they’re going to get sued.

There’s a Place That’s Nearly Perfect for Growing Food. It’s Not California.

A cotton field in Georgia. Georgia Department of Agriculture/Flickr

De-Californifying the US fruit and vegetable supply. 

Here’s the Real Problem With Almonds

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The nut apologists missed some important facts.

For Wyoming, Climate Change Is Now

Percent snow cover for a given day for the area in Wyoming studied. Note that in more recent years, snow melted earlier. NASA Earth Observatory

Science doesn’t care about Wyoming’s laws.

Overpumping of Groundwater Is Contributing to Global Sea Level Rise

Irrigation in California's San Joaquin Valley GomezDavid/iStock

Drilling for water could account for as much as 7 percent of sea level rise.

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