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Taming Wildfires

“Taming Wildfires” is dedicated to the memory of the 23 civilians killed in the Tubbs, Nuns, Adobe and Pocket fires; as well as the 123 Medal of Valor Honorees and more than 900 CAL FIRE firefighters who have given the ultimate sacrifice to render assistance to save human life and property since California became a state, in 1850.

For more than 100-years, the US Forest Service has been responsible for managing more the 193-million acres of national forests and...

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Puerto Rico: TGE Potential On Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

The “unique and particular” challenges for small island developing States (SIDS), are inherently captured by their title. Their small geographic size, relative to larger or land-locked States, ultimately limits the size of their domestic economy. Unless a particular SIDS is blessed with specific resources, talents, or products that can compete within the global marketplace, their potential to...

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U.S. Government Global Water Strategy

“By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living under water-stressed conditions including almost two billion people that will not have enough water to meet human, industrial and ecosystem needs. Water scarcity and poor water quality will increase disease, undermine economic growth, limit food production, and become an increasing threat to peace and security in many regions of the world where the United States has strong strategic interests.”

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It's ROCKet Science!

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory discovered the Sierra Nevada range rose almost an inch during California’s recent drought due to loss of water from within fractured rocks.
“This suggests that the solid Earth has a greater capacity to store water than previously thought,” said research scientist Donald Argus of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, who led the study. Significantly more water was lost from cracks and soil within fractured mountain rock during drought and gained during...

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Power 7: Getting "Left of the Bang"

Power 7: Getting “Left of the Bang” – Water as a leading indicator of socioeconomic instability and unrest (including case studies of Iran and Jordan)

In contemporary armed conflicts, water resources and installations are being increasingly attacked and used as weapons of war. Moreover, water scarcity is exacerbated in a world with a growing population facing human-induced...

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