Water scarcity is rapidly becoming a significant factor in the way of life in the U.S. Without sufficient foresight and resources for sustainable management of fresh water resources, the problem will become critical in just a decade or two.
In a paper published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, scientists conclude that heat from energy use in large urban areas can collectively alter the character of the jet stream and other major atmospheric systems.
Sixty years ago this month (December), London was enveloped under a toxic mix of dense fog and sooty black smoke for four days. This episode of polluted air is among the deadliest environmental disasters in recorded history.