National (U.S.)

"Climate Study Spat Escalates as Smith Presses for Interviews"

"The clash between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) over a global warming study continued this week, with Smith accusing the agency of 'publicizing' his demand for the internal emails of agency scientists and officials."

Source: E&E Daily, 11/18/2015

"Once 'King,' Cotton Farming on a Long Decline In U.S. South"

"Fields along the Mississippi River Delta once gleamed white in the autumn with acre upon acre of cotton ready to be picked. But to see the decline of a cash crop once nicknamed 'King Cotton' one need look no further than the 300 acres (121 hectares) that Michael Shelton farms in Clarksdale, Mississippi, about 75 miles (1201 km) down river from Memphis."

Source: Reuters, 11/17/2015


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