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California Drought and Climate Change by City Tech Blogger Jerry Camilien

Climate change is drastically affecting the west coast of the United States, especially California which has experienced major droughts due to the lack of long rain. While living in California, I experienced the after-effects of a long drought, which devastated the state. In 2014 California the safe levels in reservoirs were severely decreased and was

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The Earth is Changing Fast! by City Tech Blogger Mohammed Forkan

  Climate change is heard so frequently now that people are just sidestepping the topic. What is a climate change then? I rather briefly inform you the causes without giving you a literal meaning of it. The rising of sea levels, shrinking mountain glaciers, accelerating ice melt in Greenland, Antarctica and the Artic, and shifts

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How Can Farmers Prepare For More Intense Droughts & Decrease the Effects of Climate Change? by Barnard Blogger Sophie Whitehouse

Amidst Madera County in Central California lies a city known as Chowchilla. Surrounding the city are acres of almond farms. Madera County produces over 100 million pounds of almonds per year and this number is always expanding. Between 2007 and 2014  approximately 23,000 acres of natural land in California’s agricultural region was converted to almond

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IUCN Red List: Wild crops listed as threatened Essay by City Tech Blogger Frank Trapani

Wild crops are being threatened by intensive farming, deforestation and urbanization. Twenty different kinds of rice, wheat, and even yam plants have recently been  listed as threatened by the IUCN’s red list. IUCN is the International Union for Conservation of Nature that provides knowledge and tools to help us protect our environment. Commercial crops are

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A Personal Account: Flood in Burkina Faso by City Tech Blogger Abdoulaye Drabo

During the past decade, Burkina Faso has been experiencing flooding all over the country.  Burkina Faso is landlocked country located in West Africa. It has a fast-growing population that is estimated at 18.65 million. In 2015, Burkina Faso experienced a flood that affected nearly 20,000 people. The flood was due to heavy rain in and

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