Before reaching the ocean, the Colorado River becomes a trickle. New research reveals where it goes

The Colorado River is a 1,450-mile-behemoth, its raging waters carving their way through seven U.S. and two Mexican states. It is arguably the central attraction of the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s most famous natural wonders. But it does more than look beautiful — some forty million people depend on the river for their water and hydroelectric power, not to mention the fish and wildlife who also share it with us....

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Buzzkill: Climate change could destroy the coffee industry. Here’s how we can still save it

Our industrial society is underpinned by drug use, though we don’t typically think of it as such. After all, two out of three Americans drink coffee daily, according to the National Coffee Association. The American coffee market is expected to exceed $28 billion in 2024 and the industry creates 2.2 million jobs a year, which in turn generates more than $100 billion in wages for employees....

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This is what the world will look like in 100 years if we do nothing to stop climate change

Aside from its meteorological effects, climate change is also wreaking havoc on our minds: Younger generations are bitterly denouncing their elders in climate protests and mental illnesses are spreading as people feel powerless to avert catastrophe. 

“The floods and fires, droughts and lethal heatwaves we are experiencing today will become much more common and more severe.”


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What happens when we run out of water? Thanks to climate change, a dystopian premise is coming true

Arguably the most important question for humanity in the 21st century is how we will adapt to climate change. While climate change is a multifaceted problem that is going to wreak all kinds of havoc on Earth and its life, humans will inevitably need to focus on preserving resources that are most fundamental to sustaining us....

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