February 11, 2014
by Steve Fleischli
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As Obama Heads to Drought-Stricken California, Many Solutions Await

Steve Fleischli, Senior Attorney, Washington, DC
Some very important people – President Obama among them – will convene in California this week with a singular goal: to help Californians as we endure the drought. 
On Fr… Continue reading

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August 26, 2013
by Peter Lehner
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Building a Drought-Proof Farm

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
At Brown’s Ranch, just east of Bismarck, North Dakota, they’ve been going on 70 days with less than half an inch of rain. Yet Gabe Brown, the owner of this 5,400-acre farming a… Continue reading

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August 14, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Extreme weather events fuel climate change

In 2003, Central and Southern Europe sweltered in a heatwave that set alarm bells ringing for researchers. It was one of the first large-scale extreme weather events which scientists were able to use to document in detail how heat and drought affected … Continue reading

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May 8, 2013
by Vignesh Gowrishankar
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Stepping Up to Control Climate Super-Pollutants

Vignesh Gowrishankar, Staff Scientist (Sustainable Energy), New York
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) introduced a bill today that seeks to catalyze the nation’s action on “climate super-pollutants” – non-car… Continue reading

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March 11, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Monsoon failure key to long droughts in Southwest

Long-term droughts in the Southwestern North America often mean failure of both summer and winter rains, according to new tree-ring research. For the severe, multi-decadal droughts that occurred from 1539 to 2008, both winter and summer rains were spar… Continue reading

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February 17, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Tree-ring data show history, pattern to droughts

Researchers used more than 1,400 climate-sensitive tree-ring chronologies from multiple tree species across North America to reconstruct the Palmer drought severity index (PDSI), a widely used soil moisture index. Continue reading

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February 14, 2013
by Dan Lashof
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The State of the Union’s Carbon Pollution

Dan Lashof, Program Director, Climate & Clean Air, Washington, D.C.
“Tonight, there is much progress to report,” the President said last night at the beginning of his State of the Union address.
When it comes to combatin… Continue reading

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February 6, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Global Grain Stocks Drop Dangerously Low as 2012 Consumption Exceeded Production

The world produced 2,241 million tons of grain in 2012, down 75 million tons or 3 percent from the 2011 record harvest. The drop was largely because of droughts that devastated several major crops. Continue reading

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January 18, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Severe climate jeopardizing Amazon forest, study finds

An area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of a megadrought that began in 2005, finds a new NASA-led study. These results, together with observed recurrences of droughts every few years and associ… Continue reading

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January 10, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Historic Droughts and Wildfires Caused Hay-Bale Theft in U.S.

Economics 101 says that, all else being equal, when the supply of something goes down, the price should go up. That’s exactly what has been happening with hay in drought and wildfire-afflicted areas of the United States. Continue reading

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July 25, 2012
by Peter Lehner
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Major Businesses Prepare to Deal with Climate Change

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
According to The Economist Intelligence Unit, nine out of ten companies have suffered weather-related disruptions in the past three years, and most of them say these impacts are becoming m… Continue reading

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July 20, 2012
by Rachel Fried
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Warning: Too Hot to Handle!

Rachel Fried, Program Assistant, Lands and Communications, Washington, D.C.
You know it’s summer in Washington D.C. when you walk outside at 8:00am and begin to sweat. The heat hit me like a ton of bricks one Friday in early July … Continue reading

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June 20, 2012
by Carolina Herrera
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"What are you going to do about the crying mountains?"- In Rio+20 Latin America must take action on climate change

Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DC
The final Rio+20 negotiated text is out and it’s underwhelming to say the least, but there’s still time for world leaders to act and inspire us and themselves. The urge… Continue reading

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April 2, 2012
by Jake Schmidt
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How would you confront the threat of climate change? Former President of the Maldives tells the story of a vulnerable country (with hints for all of us)

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
If you are the leader of a small island state – like the Maldives – and every day you are faced with the threats posed by global warming what would you do? … Continue reading

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February 17, 2011
by Rebecca Hammer
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New Studies Link Intense Rain and Snow Events to Climate Change

If you’re like me, you probably know someone who views this winter’s crazy blizzards as evidence that global warming obviously doesn’t exist.  If you do, you might want to show that person the two studies appearing in this week&r… Continue reading

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