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California fracking uses more than 2 mil gallons of water a day (in a major drought!)

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Photo: According to new analysis by Californians Against Fracking, the California oil & gas industry uses over 2 million gallons per day on activities like fracking, acidizing, and cyclic steam injection. Read more here: http://go.350.org/Y5XxHG Unlike many other water uses -- say, farming for instance -- fracking permanently pollutes water and effectively removes it from the water cycle.  What was that about a drought? Photo: Brooke Anderson Photography: Stills of Our Stories & Struggles

 

According to new analysis by Californians Against Fracking, the California oil & gas industry uses over 2 million gallons per day on activities like fracking, acidizing, and cyclic steam injection. Read more here:

The End of the Modern Era is Closer Than You Think

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Peak oil, peak soil, peak water……..all basic requirements for modern life are depleted, but please just keep rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic so the rats have time to escape to their bunker in an undisclosed location.

World scrambles to contain food inflation

“Record high food prices are moving to the top of policymaker agendas, driven by fears it could stoke inflation, protectionism and unrest and dent consumer demand in key emerging economies.”

The Oil Drum | Discussions about Energy and Our Future also  Peak Oil- the End of the Oil Age

Peak soil: it’s like peak oil, only worse | Energy Bulletin

Water scarcity ‘now bigger threat than financial crisis’ – Climate …

Our Thirsty World: Nat’l Geo on Water

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by Shana Nys Dambrot

Photo by L Johnson

National Geographic puts a new spin on a classic subject, using cutting-edge photographic technology to build a sweeping portfolio of the past and future of water on Earth.

From agriculture, industry, and religion to conservation, commerce, and mythology, no aspect of human life is unaffected by the presence — or increasingly, the absence — of fresh water. Water: Our Thirsty World, a special issue of NatGeo and related exhibition at LA’s Annenberg Space for Photography, tackles this fluid topic in light of dire resource-war scenarios and nature’s evaporating majesty.

View the issue on NatGeo’s website, find out what you can do to help, browse images and videos from the exhibition, and if you’re in LA before June swing by and see it in person.

Potential Food Shortages…in America?

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Millennium Ark  08/18/09

California and Texas – America’s main food growing states – have experienced severe, ongoing drought. California is suffering through a 4th straight year of horrendous water shortages, which has impacted every single crop it produces. See California’s Vital Role in Food Production for an eye-opener of what this states brings to your table.

Parts of Texas are experiencing the worst drought ever and fears are surfacing that it may be here to stay. Extreme drought is impacting everything that Texas produces. Marketing economist Dr. Mark Welch expects drought to cut Texas’ corn crops by 45%, sorghum by 69%, and wheat 62%. Cotton fields are so dry they’re being abandoned. These aren’t the only foods in trouble. Vegetables, horticulture plants, peaches and their world famous pecans have also taken severe hits. April freezes wiped out some Texas grapes leaving wineries in tough shape.
No Amer Drought

Drought in Wisconsin has pushed farmers to the edge and where it hasn’t destroyed crops and livestock outright, crops are at least 3 months behind. In Iowa, hail losses try farmers’ hearts.

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Written by laudyms

August 21, 2009 at 9:22 am