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Cursed With Water: Owens Valley’s Toxic Surprise

To the west of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in California’s vast, dry San Joaquin Valley, a catastrophe is unfolding. Drought-stricken growers, deprived of surface water for irrigation, are pumping ancient aquifers at ...

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Future Shock: A Letter from 2060

(Editor's Note:  This is an encore posting from our State of Inequality series.)   March 1, 2060 Dear Granddaughter, Just the other day, you asked me two questions that I ...

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