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Based on “Water Supply and Drought”.

California’s drought prompts varying water restrictions

A Cal Matters article discussed California’s drought and the uneven effects it has on water restrictions. A patchwork of state, county and local restrictions reflect the de-centralized nature of water management in the state.

Climate change endangers Hopi corn yields

Climate change is having a devastating effect on Tribal agriculture in the American Southwest. The Hopi Tribe uses corn as both a dietary and cultural staple, using it in everything from nutrition to birthing ceremonies. The Hopi rely on summer monsoons to nourish their crops but last year exceptionally poor rainfall devastated crop yields.