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Posts Tagged ‘drought’

SFGate | Sierra’s bears wide-awake during warm winter

SFGate | Sierra’s bears wide-awake during warm winter

"The black bears of the high Sierra are normally curled up in caves in January, enjoying long winter naps. But with winter conditions hardly wintry this year, some bears are finding little reason to hibernate and are instead traipsing around like [...]

Reuters | Australia swelters after record hot 2013; farmers slaughter cattle, bushfire warning

Reuters | Australia swelters after record hot 2013; farmers slaughter cattle, bushfire warning

"Monsoon rains in Australia's north failed last summer and the entire continent endured its hottest year since records began in 1910, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Friday. Average temperatures were 1.2 degree Celsius above the long-term average [...]

BillMoyers.com | Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War

BillMoyers.com | Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War

Thousands of Syrian Muslims pray for rain at the Grand Umayyad Mosque in central Damascus in 2006. (AP Photo Bassem Tellawi). Climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable populations. Those who live in areas hit hard by [...]

NYTimes.com | Struggle for Water in Colorado With Rise in Fracking

NYTimes.com | Struggle for Water in Colorado With Rise in Fracking

Bob Bellis filled his tanker at a hydrant in Greeley, Colo., in August to supply a drilling site. (Matthew Staver for The New York Times) "A new race for water is rippling through the drought-scorched heartland, pitting farmers against oil and [...]

The Colorado Independent | Snow drought forces Colorado to face frightening new climate-change reality

The Colorado Independent | Snow drought forces Colorado to face frightening new climate-change reality

Just a year after record snowfall throughout much of the Rocky Mountain West, the region is locked in a snow drought not seen since Jimmy Carter surrendered the White House to Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s. “We have had some very unusual [...]