drought

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Climate change may bring drought to temperate areas, study says

Published: 
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 9:29pm
Category: 
Energy

Climate change may increase the risk of extreme rainfall in the tropics and drought in the world's temperate zones, according to a new study led by NASA.

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Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War — Is it One of Many Climate Wars to Come?

Published: 
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 8:45pm
Category: 
Water

Climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Arid Southwest Cities’ Plea: Lose the Lawn

Published: 
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 9:07am
Category: 
Water

This is how officials here feel about grass these days: since 2009, the city has paid $1.4 million to homeowners willing to rip out their front lawns and plant less thirsty landscaping.

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New Mexico is the driest of the dry

Published: 
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 8:39am
Category: 
Water

As an extended drought bakes the West, nowhere are ravages of changes in the climate worse than in New Mexico.

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Our Coming Food Crisis

Published: 
Sun, 07/21/2013 - 11:06pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

This summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages.