A list of news and blog posts and other web items we stumbled upon in the past week…
- Researchers Link Syrian Conflict to a Drought Made Worse by Climate Change (New York Times) – Describes a new report in PNAS that suggests extreme drought in Syria was most likely a factor in the violent uprising that began there in 2011.
- Infographic: Too Warm to Snow in California, Oregon, and Washington (Circle of Blue) – Article and accompanying infographic describe the locations and impacts of reduced snowpack due to increased winter temperatures.
- Water In The Western States MOOC (CU-Boulder News) – Water in the Western United States, CU-Boulder’s latest massive open online course, or MOOC, will unfold over four and a half weeks, allowing students the opportunity to explore the scientific, legal, political and cultural issues impacting water and climate in the West.
- On the River Nile, a Move to Avert a Conflict Over Water (Yale e360) – Article on GERD and progress toward an international agreement.
- The Nile Project – Full Performance (Live on KEXP) (You Tube) – 42 minute video of full musical performance from the Nile Project. For more background see The Nile Project: producing harmony in a divided region (NPR Weekend Edition).
- Young Entrepreneurs Building Water Startups (Tally Fox Water Network Groups) – Short profiles of two startups focused on water.
Contributed by Margaret Garcia, Shafik Islam and Amanda Repella