Stories tagged "Drought"

February 7, 2019

2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year on Record According to NOAA and NASA

The numbers are in from both science agencies that keep climate records, and it was another hot one in 2018 — the fourth warmest average annual global temperature in history.  It comes in fourth only to the three years that preceded it — 2015, 2016, and...

February 4, 2019

Interview with Ertharin Cousin On Climate and Food Insecurity

Ertharin Cousin is the Distinguished Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. Ertharin is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She previously served as...

January 30, 2019

Six States Back Colorado River Water Sharing Plan, Arizona on the Fence

Tomorrow is the deadline for a deal among the seven states that share water from the Colorado River, and one state, Arizona, is holding out.  The water plan agreed to by the other states back in December, confronts the long-running drought in the region, the resulting...

January 28, 2019

Southeastern Iran In the Grip of Climate Change Is a Dustbowl

Heat, drought, and debilitating dust storms have, according to National Geographic, brought much of southeastern Iran to the brink of being uninhabitable.  The temperature in Sistan and Baluchestan province is often above 110 degrees F and it never rains, but the wind...

January 22, 2019

Dems Slam DoD Report on Climate Risks to U.S. National Security

The government last Friday made public another report warning of the dangers that climate change poses to our nation — this one details the risks to our national security as a result of more than two-thirds of our military installations being at increased risk...


State Department can’t ignore climate refugees, GAO report says

Climate change is already drastically altering our planet and for millions of people around the world, this has meant that they’ve had to flee their homes and seek asylum in other countries. As the UN explained, scarce natural resources such as drinking water...

January 16, 2019

Groundwater Supplies Are Depleted And at Risk From Fracking

The Revelator, a publication of the Center for Biological Diversity, reported on a new study that found that “fresh” groundwater is 50% less plentiful in several key U.S. regions than scientists previously believed.  Therefore, digging deeper to find...

May 16, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Air Pollution Exposure In Pregnancy Tied To High Blood Pressure in Kids, Great Plains Brace For Drought, Billions in Losses, 2-Week Countdown to Hurricane Season and America is Unprepared, Russian Facebook Ads Push Anti-Environment Agenda, Please Say No to Roadside Zoos, One Cool Thing: A Feast at the White Shark Cafe

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