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California Drought News: Start your day off wrong with coffee and Bono



The sun shines on Joshua Tree National Park. Photo submitted by Nillie De Grakovac.
The sun shines on Joshua Tree National Park. Photo submitted by Nillie De Grakovac.
Nillie De Grakovac

Today's drought news tells us we're starting our day off wrong. First though, here's a little song to match today's reading:

VIDEO: U2 - In God's Country

Foodstuffs:

Tea with caffeine is a good alternative. On average, one cup of tea needs only 9 gallons of water to produce, and loose tea generates a carbon footprint of around 20 grams of CO2 per cup [vs. roughly 340 grams for a large latte]. (KCET)

The reason I listened to U2 this morning:

Scientists expect that many plant populations will move in the same way — if they have someplace to go. And researchers increasingly are trying to pinpoint cases in which plants and animals could be pushed toward extinction by climate change because they are confined to hilltops or small pockets, or depend on specific soil types. (The Desert Sun)

Water rights:

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