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Winery waste water could help battle drought

Winery waste water could help battle drought | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A groundbreaking study by researchers at UC Davis could pave the way for winery waste water to be used to irrigate vineyards, helping to overcome a lack of water in drought-stricken wine regions.
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The Way That France Makes Wine Is About to Change Forever

The Way That France Makes Wine Is About to Change Forever | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
This summer was a scorcher in France, the second-hottest on record. For Bordeaux wine growers, those searing temperatures were the latest reminder that global warming is threatening to upend their world.
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California drought: Why mandatory cuts didn’t hit farms

California drought: Why mandatory cuts didn’t hit farms | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO — As Californians prepare for unprecedented mandatory water reductions of 25 percent beginning next month, state officials find themselves defending a decision to exclude the biggest water user in the state in the required cutbacks — agriculture. Critics have charged that Gov. Jerry Brown’s order unfairly exempts agriculture from mandatory water savings, despite the industry’s consumption of 80 percent of the state’s water supply that is available for people, businesses and irrigatio
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August rainfall ‘saved’ Germany 2015 harvest - Decanter

August rainfall ‘saved’ Germany 2015 harvest - Decanter | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
An exceptionally dry summer caused some trouble for Germany 2015 harvest, with rainfall during the growing season 50 per cent lower than average.
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Devastating Chart Shows Why El Niño Won’t Fix the Drought

Devastating Chart Shows Why El Niño Won’t Fix the Drought | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
No matter how wet the winter, California farms pump more water than rainfall can replace.
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Does California Have Droughts?

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Napa, Calif.—With all the talk about the current drought, Garrett Buckland of Premiere Viticultural Services introduced some interesting perspective about water at a seminar on groundwater during the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ sustainable vineyard series.
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Dry wine: How does the California drought affect the wine industry?

Dry wine: How does the California drought affect the wine industry? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Dry wine: How does the California drought affect the wine industry?
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