Published on Friday, July 31, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Forests play an important role as “carbon sinks” by absorbing and storing CO2 emissions, but a new study finds that that droughts—expected to become more frequent with climate change—deal that climate-buffering power a blow. The findings, published this week in the journal Science, show that […]
the drilling industry drew millions of gallons of water per well in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming, residents in these states struggled with severe droughts and some farmers opted to sell their water to the oil and gas industry rather than try to compete with them for limited resources.
The drought in 2010 covered almost half of the whole Amazon forest. And amazingly, about one fifth of the entire forest was experiencing severe drought