Monthly Archives July 2015

Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Predicted for American West

A paddle wheeler and a small motorboat sail on Lake Mead, North America’s largest man-made reservoir. The water is at its lowest level since the Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s. The white “bathtub ring” of mineral deposits on the rocks marks past water levels. (Photograph by Ethan Miller, Getty Images)   Large parts of the U.S. are in for a drought of epic proportions in the second half of this century, scientists warn in a new study that provides the highest degree of certainty yet on the impact of global warming on water supplies in the region. The
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Striking Photos Show Struggle Of Farmers In California Drought

Recent years have been trying for California as it weathers its worst drought in 1,200 years. Perhaps the hardest hit have been the state’s farmers and the local economies that rely on them. In images from the western San Joaquin Valley, photographer Randi Lynn Beach shows the plight of farmers aching for more water — a need she says folks in urban areas sometimes fail to grasp. “I don’t think people think that much about where their food comes or where their water comes from,” Beach told The Huffington Post, adding that she hopes that those who view her photos
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Gevork Gevorkyan

Gevork Gevorkyan Volunteer Gevork studied Applied Mathematics and Experimental Physics at the University of California Berkeley. He worked as a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Atomic Physics. Joined the organization as a volunteer in 2014 and continues to support the group on his free time.
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Tomoko Hattori

Tomoko Hattori Volunteer Coordinator Tomoko has 26 years of professional experience in health care.  Her specialization includes community health, maternal and child health, public health research, human resource development for health workforce, health policy and project management.  She worked with government and non-government organizations on various health projects in developing countries such as Mexico, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, and Angola. Tomoko earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) major in Global Health from the School of Public Health, Boston University.  She completed her Bachelor of Nursing Science in Japan and is a licensed Registered Nurse (RN) and Public Health Nurse (PHN)
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