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Midwestern Wind Turbines Keep Fresh Breeze Over Nearby Crops

Wind turbines situated above corn and soybean crops help refresh the air, which could benefit the plants, according to new data.

How Do We Know: Groundwater

NASA scientist Michael Watkins explains how satellites are used to monitor our changing global groundwater supplies.

US Launches Multinational Clean Cookstoves Initiative

The U.S. launched a multinational, public-private partnership that aims to scale up the use of clean-burning cookstoves worldwide.

Climate in Context: Arctic Sea Ice Melt Season Winding Down; Irrigating the Climate

The 2010 Arctic sea ice melt season has about two weeks to go, with ice extent currently the third lowest since 1979...

From Russia: More Heat, Less Wheat

Heat wave cuts Russian wheat yield in a prelude of future climate change-related events.

Warming Waters Add New Pressures to an Ancient Livelihood

DAILY CLIMATE - Regulators traditionally react to falling fish stocks by putting additional curbs on fishing - an approach that may not work a…

Fuel from Tobacco?

CLIMATE CENTRAL - Scientists think tobacco may provide a missing link for biofuels.

A River Keeper’s View of Climate Change

Gordon Rogers, River Keeper of Georgia's Little Satilla River, shows us the impacts he sees in a precious ecosystem along Georgia's coast.…

Georgia: Coal and Carbon

Coal generates carbon dioxide when combusted, which is causing the world to warm. In Georgia, a state that gets over 60 percent of its electri…

Estuaries support most US seafood

Increased salinity is a danger to blue crabs

Cellulosic biofuel should take less fossil fuel to make than corn ethanol

Growing corn for ethanol may lead to increased CO2 emissions from clearing land

About a third of the 2009 US corn crop became ethanol

Farming new land can release lots of CO2 into the atmosphere

Farming fuel crops may drive far-off deforestation and CO2 release

Deforestation accounts for about 20% of CO2 emissions globally

Fossil fuels supply about 80% of the energy in corn ethanol

Corn ethanol can cause more greenhouse pollution than gasoline

Federal law sets a minimum annual level of biofuel production

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California Drought Intensifies The relentless heat that has plagued the western half of the country this summer has ratcheted up California’s terrible drought.

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