water issues

EarthTalk - ¿Qué es todo este debate en el último tiempo acerca de la presión permitida en los nuevos cabezales de ducha?

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La ducha es un espacio de rejuvenecimiento y relajacion para muchos de nosotros, pero tambien es un gran monopolizador del agua, ya que representa aproximadamente el 17% del uso de agua en un hogar estadounidense promedio.

Grim 2022 drought outlook for Western US offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere

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Much of the western U.S. has been in the grip of an unrelenting drought since early 2020. The dryness has coincided with record-breaking wildfires, intense and long-lasting heat waves, low stream flows and dwindling water supplies in reservoirs that millions of people across the region rely on.

Hydropower’s future is clouded by droughts, floods and climate change – it’s also essential to the US electric grid

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The water in Lake Powell, one of the nation's largest reservoirs, has fallen so low amid the Western drought that federal officials are resorting to emergency measures to avoid shutting down hydroelectric power at the Glen Canyon Dam.

Western river compacts were innovative in the 1920s but couldn’t foresee today’s water challenges

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The Western U.S. is in a water crisis, from California to Nebraska. An ongoing drought is predicted to last at least through July 2022. Recent research suggests that these conditions may be better labeled aridification - meaning that warming and drying are long-term trends.


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