News Drought

NY Times’ Mark Bittman Praises ‘Global Weirdness’

  • Published: Jul 19th, 2012

New York Times' Mark Bittman takes on climate change and, we're happy to see, spends a few paragraphs on our new book.

El Nino May Be On the Way, Altering Weather Patterns

  • Published: Jul 10th, 2012

There's an increasing likelihood that El Nino conditions will develop by September, which will alter weather patterns.

U.S. Has Warmest Year-to-Date As Drought Expands

  • Published: Jul 9th, 2012

NOAA has just come in with the June climate numbers, and they all point in one direction: hot and dry

Ongoing Heat Wave in U.S. Rivals Events of Dust Bowl Era

  • Published: Jul 6th, 2012

Thousands of temperature records have fallen during one of the worst heat waves since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.

Historic Heat Wave Marches On as Drought Expands

  • Published: Jul 5th, 2012

Historic heat continued to roast much of the U.S. on Thursday, as word came that drought conditions have expanded.

‘Heat is On’ Is Front & Center on Rachel Maddow Show

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2012

Guest host Ezra Klein discussed the state-by-state temperature trends highlighted in our report, "The Heat is On".

High Plains Farmers Depleting Groundwater, Study Says

  • Published: Jun 1st, 2012

A new study shows that farmers are rapidly depleting groundwater supplies in Kansas and Texas as well as parts of California.

Climate Change Has Outsize Effect on Corn Price Volatility

  • Published: Apr 22nd, 2012

Climate change-fueled heat waves and droughts play a large role in the volatility of corn prices.