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US Drought

Undeniable Proof That The California Drought Is A Big Deal

Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

With major wildfires burning six at a time, more than half of California now experiencing the most severe category of dryness and experts warning that...

California Drought Reaches A Terrifying Milestone

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green

Data released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 58 percent of California is facing “exceptional drought,” the most severe condition ...

Lake Mead Water Levels Drop To New Low

AP | By KEN RITTER | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and th...

Water: The Price Is Wrong

Benjamin Powell | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Benjamin Powell

As summer heats up, droughts across the nation are causing municipalities to restrict water usage. My town of Lubbock, Texas, is no exception.

Rains In Plains Won't Make Gains for Drought

Climate Central | Andrea Thompson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Drought-weary residents of the Southern Plains, do meteorologists ever have a welcome forecast f...

California Drought Spawns Well Drilling Boom

AP | SCOTT SMITH | Posted 06.13.2014 | Green

CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (AP) — The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that ...

Tumbleweeds Plague Drought-Stricken American West

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green

(Adds town name in paragraph 2; details of fire hazard in paragraphs 17-18) By Keith Coffman DENVER, March 27 (Reuters)...

California Farmers Hire 'Water Witches' As Drought Persists

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green

ST. HELENA, Calif. (AP) — With California in the grips of drought, farmers throughout the state are using a mysterious and some say foolhardy tool f...

Amid Drought, California Government Cuts Water Use

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Government in drought-afflicted California is trying to lead by example and cut water use by the same 20 percent that residents h...

Drought Leads To Disaster Declarations In 11 States

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials have designated portions of 11 drought-ridden western and central states as primary natural disaster areas, highl...

LOOK: Your Lawn Could Be This Green, Too

Kathleen Brenzel | Posted 07.22.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kathleen Brenzel

Mmm... we love the smell of freshly cut grass.

In Drought-Ravaged Plains, Efforts to Save A Vital Aquifer

Stateline | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green

By Jim Malewitz, Stateline Staff Writer: Threatened by another summer of crop-shriveling drought, Kansans are watching a bold experiment unfold in ...

No Drought Relief Anytime Soon, Experts Say

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. -- Climate experts say the drought affecting more than half of the nation will persist in the Great Plains and West through the spring and...

Nature's Golden Elixir: Honey Feels Wrath of Climate Disruption

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

We are running out of time to combat more than 85 million metric tons of greenhouse gases emitted daily: Earth's bees are clearly showing scientists that they cannot conduct their business of pollinating and making honey -- as climate disruption escalates, quickly.

Outlook Is Bleak For Midwestern Farmers

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green

* Light showers not enough to ease drought * U.S. hard red winter wheat in Plains at risk * Corn, soybean crops grown in...

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...

Cattle Ranchers Suffer From Ongoing Drought

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green

* Wheat pastures wither as drought persists * Cattle moved to feedyards sooner than expected * Record high cattle, beef ...

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. ...

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...

Scary High Prices For This Halloween Staple

Moneyland | John Sanburn | Posted 10.12.2012 | Money

Last year’s flooding throughout the Midwest pushed prices of some pumpkins 60% higher around the U.S. This year, widespread drought is causing price...

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...

Wet Weather Soon To Stall U.S. Crop Harvest

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | Green

* Heavy rains seen for weekend through next week * Wet weather to slow corn and soybean harvest * Showers also seen for ...

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...

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...