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- Saltwater Intrusion in Rhode Island - View from the Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island Climate change has a multitude of implications, one of the most ominous being rising sea levels. These rising levels have their own set of consequences as they impact coastal habitats affecting the fish, wildlife and plants of the area and lead to erosion, flooding and salt contamination both of the soil and aquifers. Coastal flooding can also damage infrastructure and potentially lead to the dislocation of coastal communities. One of the states most at risk is Rhode Island, as it is included as a “hotspot” of elevated sea level rise as reported… [...]
- Airports’ Water Footprint - Los Angeles Airport sign with airplane flying overhead. As climate change continues to change the world’s landscape, the notion of reducing the carbon footprint made by human activity has become vital, especially in the transportation industry. Also vital is reducing the water footprint, particularly in the western United States which is currently gripped by a drought that continues to worsen. As a result, many industries are adjusting business practices to better manage their water usage, including the air travel industry. When considering the amount of water used by air travel, the total encompasses more than just the flights; aircraft cleaning,… [...]
- California Farmers Selling Water - Summer agricultural landscape in california, usa. Dried grass in the hills and windmill As of July 2021, the drought monitor for California places 94.7% of the state in the category of Severe Drought and 33.3% is in Exceptional Drought, the highest category. The drought impacts many aspects of life, especially for famers whose financial livelihood depends on their crops. However, reduced rainfall, snowmelt and aquifers that have been overextended. This, combined with increased temperatures resulting from climate change, exacerbates an already difficult situation, forcing many farmers to make a difficult decision: plant crops or sell the water? As water availability… [...]