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Extreme Weather 101: Drought & Our Changing Climate

Extreme Weather 101: Drought & Our Changing Climate

  • Published: Dec 26th, 2012

Scientist Mike Brewer and meteorologist Dan Satterfield explain the connection between drought and a changing climate.

Image of the Day: Satellite Spots Parched U.S. Landscape

  • Published: Oct 3rd, 2012

A NASA satellite image clearly shows the record 2012 U.S. drought in the form of unhealthy, thirsty vegetation.

Image of the Day: Cookies & Candy for the Cows

  • Published: Sep 29th, 2012

With this year's drought driving up corn prices, farmers have turned to a cheaper feed solution of cookies and candy.

Image of the Day: Fish Sticks! A One-Two Climate Punch

  • Published: Sep 17th, 2012

For Alaska pollock, the white fish primarily used in fish-sticks, climate change is a one-two punch.

Image of the Day: Drought Forces Cows to Moo-ve East

  • Published: Sep 4th, 2012

Ranchers out West are being forced to move their cattle eastward in order to escape extreme drought conditions.

Image of Day: Exotic Crops May Become the Norm in UK

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2012

New global warming research suggests that by 2060 England may look very much like Madeira, an island just off Morocco.

Stephen Colbert Warns of Drought’s “Arid Hellscape”

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2012

On his Comedy Central show, Stephen Colbert tackled the massive U.S. drought and its impacts on agriculture.

Image of the Day: Population Grows, but the Earth Doesn’t

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2012

The United Nations predicts that the global population will reach 9 billion people within the next 40 years.