Climate Change

"Heat, Drought Draw Farmers Back To Sorghum, The 'Camel Of Crops'"

"Much of the world is turning hotter and dryer these days, and it's opening new doors for a water-saving cereal that's been called 'the camel of crops': sorghum. In an odd twist, this old-fashioned crop even seems to be catching on among consumers who are looking for 'ancient grains' that have been relatively untouched by modern agriculture."

Source: NPR, 11/01/2013

"Analysis: Waterworld USA: Climate Harming Regional Waters"

"HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Rising temperatures and shifting, capricious precipitation patterns are affecting where, when, and how much water fills America's rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, and how water is absorbed to replenish groundwater reserves – putting tremendous pressure on communities and businesses who compete for that water."

Source: ENS, 10/31/2013

"Hurricane Sandy Hasn’t Shifted Climate Narrative"

"In the year since Hurricane Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic, news articles have widely declared that the storm has 'changed the public’s view of weather threats' and that 'resilience' would be the environmental buzzword of 2013. That sounds all well and good, but are headlines enough to move public opinion and spark new discussions?"

Source: Climate Central, 10/30/2013

"U.S. Says It Won’t Back New International Coal-Fired Power Plants"

"WASHINGTON — In an aggressive move to impose President Obama’s environmental policies overseas, the Treasury Department on Tuesday largely declared an end to United States support for new coal-fired power plants around the world. The decision means that Mr. Obama’s administration will no longer contribute to coal projects financed by the World Bank and other international development banks."

Source: NY Times, 10/30/2013


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