"State park rangers burned weeds on the Exposed lake bed of the Rye Patch Reservoir in Nevada, which was at 3.5 percent capacity amid a drought that has caused the worst water shortage the region has faced in more than a century." Max Whittaker for the New York Times
Ottawa has human-rights obligation to provide safe water on reserves: report -- Sounds expensive. Many of these communities are tiny and in remote areas. "The quality of water service to which Canada’s 617 First Nations communities are entitled – and who is responsible for providing it – has long been disputed. In official documents, the federal government says First Nations own their water systems and are responsible for operating and maintaining them." "Many First Nations people on…
Since 1958 days with heavy precipitation have increased over the region by 31 percent. Climate models predict this trend to continue in the Great Lakes, with wild swings between heavy rain events and intensely dry conditions.
August 2012 Long-Range Weather Forecast for Akron, Ohio from The Old Farmer's Almanac: AUGUST 2012: temperature 66° (4° below avg.); precipitation 3" (1" below avg.); Aug 1-7: T-storms, then sunny, cool; Aug 8-13: Sunny, then t-storms, warm; Aug 14-18: Sunny, cool; Aug 19-22: T-storms; warm east, cool west; Aug 23-27: T-storms east, sunny west; cool; Aug 28-31: Sunny, cool.
Swans swim over a lake, with the air temperature at about minus 35 degrees Celsius (minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit) as steam ascends above the water during sunset near the village of Urozhainy, Russia, on January 26, 2015.
Toxic Levels Of Mercury And Selenium Found In Grand Canyon - GeoBeats News - Aug.31st 2015 - The high levels of selenium are a combination of agricultural and mining runoff as well as the natural makeup of the soil in the region. Gold mining and emissions from coal-powered plants are major causes of mercury pollution. It's believed the toxin escapes heavily contaminated Lake Powell, and moves downstream, where it’s picked up by a variety of algae, fish, and bugs.