1. Beijing’s Olympic Bid Faces Drought

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    As Beijing makes its pitch to hold the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, environmentalists worry that the decades-long drought in and around the ski venues will further stress water sources. See also: "Scientists Question Environmental Impact of China’s Winter Olympics Bid" by Ian Johnson. http://buff.ly/1HAsvMu

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    • Inside the high-tech fight to save California skiing

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      A piece I produced and shot with Kevin Heinz for Bloomberg Business. See the full story here: http://bloom.bg/1Fk0YKE

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      • Council April 21, 2015 Water Reductions - East Porterville

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        Porterville City Council April 21, 2015 Water Reductions - East Porterville

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        • Skiing the California Drought: No Snow, No Water

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          from Jane Keller at Happy United / Added

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          A short film by Klaus Obermeyer at Aero Films in association with Happy United and Groove Guild as part of the Earth Day campaign #ClimateChangeIsReal produced by Purpose + Here Now. Fearless rock skiers brave the treacherous jutting rocks of drought ridden California mountains illustrating the effects of climate change on our once snow capped peaks. California’s water supply is nearly 30% snow runoff. No snow, no water. check out Protect Our Winters protectourwinters.org Aerofilm: Director-Klaus Obermeyer Executive Producer: Lance O’Connor Executive Producer: Cori Cooperider Producer: Valerie Gomez 1st AD Mike Dignum Stunt Team: Stanton Barrett, Brad Dingess, Lars Ellingson, Tara Macken, Josh Wood Purpose + Here Now: Executive Director, Here Now:Paul Hilder Campaign Lead, Here Now: Iris Andrews Head of Creative, Purpose: Hannah Kreiswirth Creative Lead, Purpose: Brian Lightbody Content Development, Purpose: Jessica Lauretti Happy United: Creative Consultant-Jane Keller Consultant-Arlene Fernandez Producer-Jane Keller Editor-Jane Keller Post Production Supervisor-Jane Keller Groove Guild: Creative Consultant: Paul Riggio Music Agency Groove Guild Music Supervision: Al Risi Song: "One of These Mornings" Artist: Moby Original Score: Paul Riggio Sound Design: Paul Riggio Final Mix: Groove Guild Blue Rock: Cutting Assistant: Dominic Bracco Assistant Editor Alyssa Cartee Nice Shoes: Colorist: Phil Choe Producer: Jason Farber Great Five Lakes: Titles: Susan Armstrong

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          • Dust To Dust

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            This fashion video reveals the concept of a barren world, in which water is scarce and coveted. Even the tiniest drop of water is worth stealing and fighting for

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            • On Fallow Ground

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              • Dolores Park Sprinklers

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                Watering the sky - so you don't have to.

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                • A Sip from The Longest Straw - The Phalaropes of Owens Lake

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                  In this week's "A Sip From The Longest Straw", Samantha tells us one good thing about dust mitigation - The Phalaropes are back! Want to discover more about your water? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-longest-straw--2/x/7979952

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                  • When it Rained

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                    It rained in California

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                    • The Green Drought - Bundelkhand

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                      from Prashanth Vishwanathan / Added

                      In Bundelkhand between the years 1999 and 2008, the average number of rainy days per year has reduced from 52 to 23. In 2009 it is facing deficit of further 53%. The biggest ravine area with fallow land in India exists in Madhya Pradesh. During last 20 years, huge land degradation has occurred in the region. People are dying of hunger deaths, children suffer from malnutrition, cattle are abandoned on the streets, acres of land lie barren, the only mode of survival is migration to the cities, the villages are empty leaving the old and sick behind to fend for themselves. Complete collapse of environmental system makes drought a regular feature and then it converts into famine. The policy makers are not yet realizing that agriculture and natural resources are not only a business for Indian society, but measure for socio-economic rights. _Prashanth Vishwanathan for Action Aid

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