California is in a water crisis, but consumption is far up. Officials are focusing on the wrong things, proponents say

CNN – California is facing a crisis. Not only are its reservoirs already at critically low levels due to persistent drought, residents and businesses across the state are also using more water now than they have done for seven years, despite Governor Gavin Newsom’s efforts to encourage the exact opposite . Newsom has begged residents … Read more

Snake Island: The small piece of land that plays a major role in Russia’s war against Ukraine

CNN – It is only 46 hectares of rocks and grass without fresh water (nor any snakes), but Snake Island in the Black Sea has acquired a totemic significance in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The island – known as Zmiinyi Ostriv in Ukrainian – is located about 30 miles (48 kilometers) off the … Read more

California reservoirs: The state’s two largest are already at ‘critically low levels’ and the dry season is just starting

CNN – Against the backdrop of the water crisis in the Colorado River Basin, where the country’s largest reservoirs are plunging at an alarming rate, California’s two largest reservoirs – Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville – are facing a similar struggle. Years of low rainfall and snowpack and more intense heat waves have fed directly … Read more

Puerto Rico power outage: Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still without service

CNN – Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Puerto Rico were still without power Friday, two days after the start of an island-wide outage that began with a fire at a power plant. About 600,000 to 650,000 of the island’s 1.5 million utility customers had electric service restored, the territory’s power grid operator … Read more