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Along Big Muddy, the Warning Signs of Climate Change are Clear

Huffington Post: When officials confirmed this week that 2012 was the hottest year on record in the contiguous U.S., it came as no surprise to anyone who walked through the cauterized corn fields of America’s breadbasket last summer, talking to farmer’s traumatized by the searing 100-degree heat that seemed to have no end. But last year’s record heat continues to have repercussions. I witnessed that on a family trip last month to St Continue reading

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Effects of Texas Drought Could Be Felt for Years to Come

Yale Environment 360: Scientists predict the effects of a historic one-year drought in Texas could have profound ecological impacts that will be felt for years to come. Only about six inches of rain have fallen since January, compared with a norm of about 13 inches, making it the worst recorded drought in the state’s history Continue reading

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