With No End In Sight, California’s Drought Endangers Public Health reports Jeff Spross at Climate Progress, in several ways: as groundwater sources shrink, contaminants within them – farming, fracking, and industrial pollutants, and natural arsenic – can concentrate to hazardous levels. Dry conditions turn creeks and ponds into stagnant pools, perfect breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes, while the resulting dust worsens asthma and lung problems. Meanwhile, the weather forecast almost certainly ensures drought for the rest of 2014. Sounds like a great time to get rooftop solar…
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte
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