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Drought 2012

Drought Shrinks Slightly, NOAA Issues Gloomy Outlook

Posted 01.18.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman & Dan Yawitz: The national drought footprint shrank slightly this week, as heavy rains fell across the South...

No Relief For Drought-Hit Nebraska In 2013

AP | Posted 03.02.2013 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans should expect the impact of the drought to worsen next year if the current dry forecast for the winter holds up. ...

Some Midwest Cities Set Snowless Records As Drought Continues

AP | By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No snow boots needed in Milwaukee. Chicago commuters aren't dodging knee-deep snow drifts frozen along city sidewalks. And c...

No End In Sight For Midwest Drought

Posted 11.29.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: The tenacious U.S. drought that continues to hamper American agricultural output and put water supplies and...

Good News For Drought-Ridden Midwest

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green

By Carey GillamOct 18 (Reuters) - Drought retreated across many areas of the United States over the last week as storm systems pushed through parche...

Both Good And Bad News For Drought-Ravaged States

Posted 10.11.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Despite a series of low-pressure systems that brought rain to the northern Great Plains, the Midwest, t...

Why Is The Southern Hemisphere Getting Drier?

Posted 10.05.2012 | Green

From OurAmazingPlanet Staff: North of the equator, April showers bring May flowers. But in the Southern Hemisphere, April droughts bring doubts. ...

Drought Conditions Recede Slightly Across U.S.

Posted 10.05.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: Thanks to heavy rains from a slow-moving cold front, the massive drought affecting the U.S. receded slightl...

Opportunities Lost As Drought Crushes Hawaiian Beef Market

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 12.04.2012 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's beef market is backward. Nearly all the beef eaten here — 95 percent — arrives packaged on container ships from the U.S...

Arkansas Ranchers May Pay A Hefty Price For Drought, Study Says

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The drought is costing Arkansas ranchers an estimated $128 million, according to a study from agriculture officials release...

Mixture Of Grim News, Relief In Fall Drought Forecast

Posted 09.11.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: The record drought in the U.S. is forecast to ease in some regions during the fall, but a majority of the d...

Did Hurricane Isaac Help The Drought-Stricken Mississippi River?

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac could help the drought-stricken Mississippi River, but experts say it's not enough f...

Is Drought Hurting Your Movie Snacks?

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green

(Repeats Sept 2 story without changes to headline or text) * Popcorn companies concerned as yield forecasts shrink * Who...

We Must Win the Real World Hunger Games

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Everyone who engages in the business of growing, storing, packaging and selling food is being called on to creatively adapt to the tremendous food security challenges that are staring us in the face. That means we must all hunker down, collaborate and innovate to win the real world hunger games.

Climate Problem? What Climate Problem?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Isaac Churns Toward New Orleans." "Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low, Scientists Say." "Severe Drought Afflicts Nation." "July 2012 Hottest Month on Rec...

Encouraging Rainfall Hits Midwest

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. , Aug 26 (Reuters) - Weekend storms produced heavy rain in some parts of the drought-stricken central ...

Drought Continues Despite Cooler Weather

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — While other corn growers already have knocked down their drought-ravaged crops to feed them to livestock, Nebraska farmer Doug Nels...

The World Needs Drought Management, UN Officials Say

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — The world urgently need to adopt drought-management policies as farmers from Africa to India struggle with lack of rainfall and the Un...

Drought Is Drying Up Animal Rescue Groups

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Double R Horse Rescue looks different in drought: There's little but stubble in the pastures and a chain and padlock on the...

Despite Weekend Rains, Midwest Cotton Crop Still Suffering

AP | KEN MILLER | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rains that have fallen across Oklahoma during the past week have not provided significant relief from drought conditions that h...

Too Late For Drought-Hit Ranchers

AP | MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 10.19.2012 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It's hard to tell what frustrates Todd Eggerling more — the weather or Congress. Searing temperatures and drough...

Drought May Have A Toxic Side Effect

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green

* Nitrogen levels could spike in stunted corn plants * Farmers test forage for toxin that can sicken animals * Unharvest...

Many Well Users Find Their Faucets Are Beginning To Run Dry

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 08.14.2012 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After months of record-breaking heat and drought, many rural Americans who rely on wells for water are getting an unwelcome surpris...

Drought May Increase Suicide Risk

Posted 08.14.2012 | Green

By Jane J. Lee, LiveScience Contributor: Australian scientists have confirmed a disturbing association — the longer a drought drags on, the highe...

'The Most Dangerous Weather Phenomena Out There'

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 10.11.2012 | Green

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The United States is in the midst of the worst drought in decades, and the dry weather and soaring temperatures are taking a ...