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US 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...

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.

100 Percent Of Farm State Still In At Least 'Severe' Drought

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green

By Carey Gillam Dec 13 (Reuters) - Drought continued to expand through many key farming states within the central United States in the past wee...

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...

Food Banks' Dire Warning

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

* High commodity prices lead to drop in gov't food donations * Food banks increase food purchases, straining resources ...

Remembering Harvest Season

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Although I grew up as a city girl, a memorable period of my childhood was spent in the English countryside. Of those days, I recall most fondly the harvest season.

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...

Pumpkin Farmers Have Smashing Crop Despite Drought

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Farmers in a stretch of Illinois where most of the nation's pumpkins are grown say their crop looks relatively smashing and is like...

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...

Why The Cost of Milk Could Double

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

Got milk? Your answer may be no come January when milk prices could double. If the Farm Bill is not renewed by Congress by the end of the year, the...

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...

Time for a 21st Century U.S. Water Policy

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.27.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Our national water challenges are part of a broader set of global water problems. Basic water services, including safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation, are still unavailable for between two and three billion people around the world.

U.S. States Struggle With Water Woes Amid Drought

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green

* Some Texas towns running out of water * Colorado, Kansas scramble for solutions By Carey Gillam KANSAS ...

Global Bacon And Sausage Shortage 'Unavoidable,' Says Trade Group

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.25.2012 | Food

With pork costs rising, Great Britain is facing a bacon and sausage shortage as pig farmers cut back on herd size. But the problem may soon become glo...

Drought May Persist Through Early Winter, Forecast Predicts

Posted 09.21.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: The massive and widespread 2012 drought that has gripped the nation since the spring refuses to die, ac...

U.S. Drought Hits New Highs

Posted 09.13.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: The severe drought across much of the U.S. proved stubborn once again during the past week as nearly four-f...

U.S. Crop Losses Smaller Than Feared

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

* World wheat, corn, soy crops down slightly, rice up-USDA * Corn futures dive to 7-week low after report, wheat down too ...

Rains From Isaac Don’t Put Much Dent In U.S. Drought

Posted 09.06.2012 | Green

By Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Despite locally drenching rains from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac, the worst drought in more than 50 y...

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.

Wind Energy a Lifeline for Drought-Stricken Farms

Bob Deans | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Bob Deans

As often happens when new technologies change the landscape in unfamiliar ways, wind turbines have favored those who are best positioned to take advantage of them, meaning, in large part, owners of large parcels with strong winds.

Drought-Stricken States Welcome Rain From Isaac

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Mississippi River valley this week, but experts sa...

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...

Drought Could Produce Good Wine In Midwest

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green

HERMANN, Mo. (AP) — Most of the grapes in Glenn Warnebold's vineyard in Missouri's picturesque wine country are about two-thirds of their usual size...