The winners and the losers of the California water crisis

A new article highlights the widening gap of inequality between the wealthy and the poor of California, specifically in relation to the State’s current drought. The problem, it states, is two fold. First, California’s water systems are described as “antiquated and dysfunctional” due to the State’s reluctance to challenge “historic seniority” of water rights where corporate farmers can water thousands of acres of land at a subsidized federal cost without being required to report their groundwater usage, leaving a number of low-income communities with no water what so ever. Secondly, the authors say that those at the top level of society feel less compelled to change their behaviours when it comes to water conservation. —> Read More

Ceres Bright Spots Sharpen But Questions Remain

Latest image released by NASA of the spatter of white spots in the 57-mile-wide crater on the dwarf planet Ceres. Scientists with the Dawn mission believe they're highly reflective material, likely ice. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Latest image released by NASA of the white spots in the 57-mile-wide crater on the dwarf planet Ceres. Scientists with the Dawn mission believe they’re highly reflective material, likely ice. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

The latest views of Ceres’ enigmatic white spots are sharper and clearer, but it’s obvious that Dawn will have to descend much lower before we’ll see crucial details hidden in this overexposed splatter of white dots. Still, there are hints of interesting things going on here.(…)
Read the rest of Ceres Bright Spots Sharpen But Questions Remain (588 words)


© Bob King for Universe Today, 2015. |
Permalink |
One comment |

Post tags: , , ,

Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

—> Read More

Canada building less social housing despite risk of increased homelessness

The first 20-year survey of public housing trends in North America, Europe and Asia has highlighted the decline in Canada’s public-housing investment. Researchers at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) compiled data from governments, housing and non-profit agencies, and academic articles for their report, titled “The Future of Public Housing: Trends in Public Housing Internationally.” —> Read More

1 2 3 2,885