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Latest bulletin on crop yields just published - News & events - JRC - European Commission

Latest bulletin on crop yields just published - News & events - JRC - European Commission | U s drought | Scoop.it
European Commission - JRC - News & events (updated information on #crop monitoring in #Europe shows summer crops are affected by #drought in South & East Europe http://t.co/oGXDtyAK...)...
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A Year of Weather 2013 - YouTube

The visualisation, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe dur...

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Carol Wichman's curator insight, January 29, 8:35 AM
So interesting. Having lived in Egypt I know they have no weather changes, interesting to see on this picture
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Drought Hysteria: Why Do We Do This To Ourselves 37% of the Time?

Drought Hysteria: Why Do We Do This To Ourselves 37% of the Time? | U s drought | Scoop.it
“ Yup, it’s that time of year when drought hysteria hits, and this year, as well it should during California’s driest years in the last century. But, is...”
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A Year of Weather 2013 - YouTube

The visualisation, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe dur...

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So interesting. Having lived in Egypt I know they have no weather changes, interesting to see on this picture
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Carol Wichman's curator insight, February 21, 12:28 PM

This is interesting.

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Drought makes water saving a household necessity - Sacramento Bee

Drought makes water saving a household necessity - Sacramento Bee | U s drought | Scoop.it
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State and local officials got homeowners' attention with last week's declaration: No kidding, this really is a drought.
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How Vaccine Fears Fueled The Resurgence Of Preventable Diseases | NPR.org

How Vaccine Fears Fueled The Resurgence Of Preventable Diseases | NPR.org | U s drought | Scoop.it

For most of us, measles and whooping cough are diseases of the past. You get a few shots as a kid and then hardly think about them again.

 

But that's not the case in all parts of the world — not even parts of the U.S.

 

As an from the Council on Foreign Relations illustrates, several diseases that are easily prevented with vaccines have made a comeback in the past few years. Their resurgence coincides with changes in perceptions about vaccine safety.

 

Since 2008 folks at the think tank have been plotting all the cases of measles, mumps, rubella, polio and whooping cough around the world. Each circle on the map represents a local outbreak of a particular disease, while the size of the circle indicates the number of people infected in the outbreak.

 

As you flip through the various maps over the years, two trends clearly emerge: Measles has surged back in Europe, while whooping cough is has become a problem here in the U.S.

 

Childhood immunization rates plummeted in parts of Europe and the U.K. after a 1998 study falsely claimed that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella was linked to autism.

 

That study has since been found to be . But fears about vaccine safety have stuck around in Europe and here in the U.S.

 

Viruses and bacteria have taken full advantage of the immunization gaps.

 

Click headline to read more and view interactive map in action--

 


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Lake levels dropping due to drought, evaporation, says group | WGN ...

Lake levels dropping due to drought, evaporation, says group | WGN ... | U s drought | Scoop.it
Lake Michigan is at its lowest level ever recorded and according to the Alliance for the Great Lakes, it all depends on climate. The alliance says the biggest factors that regulate the level of the highly-prized resource is rainfall ...
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The Price of Water 2012: 18 Percent Rise Since 2010, 7 Percent Over Last Year ... - Circle of Blue WaterNews

The Price of Water 2012: 18 Percent Rise Since 2010, 7 Percent Over Last Year ... - Circle of Blue WaterNews | U s drought | Scoop.it

Water prices in 30 major US cities from 2010, 2011, and 2012. Click to see enlarged images.

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U.S. drought deepens in Plains states, wheat crop suffers | Reuters

* Drought expands in High Plains* Texas records 9th driest October* Above-normal temperatures seen in OklahomaBy Carey GillamNov 8 (Reuters) - Hot and dry conditions in parts of middleAmerica deepened (RT @Camz99: "U.S.drought deepens in Plains states,...
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Winter Storms Now Have Names? Yes, Thanks to Social Media

Winter Storms Now Have Names? Yes, Thanks to Social Media | U s drought | Scoop.it
When did we start naming winter storms? That was the question on everyone's minds as a Noreaster named Athena recently whipped through the Northeast. (Winter Storms Now Have Names?
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In Kansas, Ruinous Drought Tests Notable Model For Supplying ...

In Kansas, Ruinous Drought Tests Notable Model For Supplying ... | U s drought | Scoop.it
A grain elevator looms over a railroad crossing in Prescott, Kansas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that corn yields in Kansas this year will be the lowest since 1975. The drought prompted the state to cut off the ...
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Water makes a big difference to the elevator operator!

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Crop insurance losses begin to mount amid drought - The Legal Record

Crop insurance losses begin to mount amid droughtThe Legal RecordThousands of farmers are filing insurance claims this year after drought and triple-digit temperatures burned up crops across the nation's Corn Belt, and some experts are predicting ...
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Parched soils trigger more storms | Science Codex

Parched soils trigger more storms | Science Codex | U s drought | Scoop.it
Afternoon storms are more likely to develop when soils are parched, according to a new study published this week in Nature which examined hydrological processes across six continents. The results have important ...
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The driest season: Global drought causes major worries - CNN

The driest season: Global drought causes major worries - CNN | U s drought | Scoop.it
The driest season: Global drought causes major worriesCNNThe Midwest has suffered its worst drought in 56 years, and the International Grains Council has cut its forecast for the U.S. maize harvest by 25 million tons.
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Find out how climate change has impacted your home town [interactive]

Find out how climate change has impacted your home town [interactive] | U s drought | Scoop.it
“ If these winter storms have you wondering what in the world happened to global warming, check out this interactive map showing how warming tendencies have affected your home town beyond the most re...”
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Migrating Monarch Butterflies in "Grave Danger," Hit New Low

Migrating Monarch Butterflies in "Grave Danger," Hit New Low | U s drought | Scoop.it
The number of migrating monarch butterflies hit a record low in Mexican forests in 2013, a new report says.

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Plant. Your milkweed, provide water.

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Calif. calls for water conservation in response to record drought - PBS NewsHour

Calif. calls for water conservation in response to record drought - PBS NewsHour | U s drought | Scoop.it
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A dry spell that has been building for three years has become a full-on emergency in California.
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Extreme weather wreaks havoc on global food crops - Yakima Herald-Republic

Extreme weather wreaks havoc on global food crops - Yakima Herald-Republic | U s drought | Scoop.it
Extreme weather wreaks havoc on global food crops
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Too much rain in northern China damaged crops in May, three years after too little rain turned the world's second-biggest corn producer into a net importer of the grain.
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Revealed: Secretive Mont Pelerin Society home to leading pushers of climate change denial

Revealed: Secretive Mont Pelerin Society home to leading pushers of climate change denial | U s drought | Scoop.it

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Creating spaces for creative collaboration in the library

Creating spaces for creative collaboration in the library | U s drought | Scoop.it

This has been reposted from Brave New World. The library is a space with unlimited potential. Of course I’m not talking about things that are financially prohibitive. It’s not bound by faculty,...


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Dust Bowl Wilting U.S. Wheat as Funds Turn Bearish: Commodities

Dust Bowl Wilting U.S. Wheat as Funds Turn Bearish: Commodities | U s drought | Scoop.it
The worst U.S. drought since the 1930s Dust Bowl is damaging wheat crops across the world’s biggest supplier, at a time when hedge funds are the most bearish on prices in seven months. (RT @BloombergMrkts: Worst U.S.
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USGS Release: USGS and Google Partner on Emergency Alerts (11/2/2012 11:00:00 AM)

USGS Release: USGS and Google Partner on Emergency Alerts (11/2/2012 11:00:00 AM) | U s drought | Scoop.it
Emergency notifications for earthquakes, severe weather and other public safety matters are now available through Google Public Alerts. (RT @EDENtweets: RT @ShakeOut: Now it's easier to be informed!
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Climate Change Could Hit Crops Far Worse Than Thought ...

Climate Change Could Hit Crops Far Worse Than Thought ... | U s drought | Scoop.it
Scidevnet: The impact of climate changeon key food crops in Africa and South Asia may be much worse than previously estimated — with reductions of up to 40 per cent by the 2080s — according to a study, which synthesised ...
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The U.S. drought of 2012: Sort of like the Dust Bowl drought of 1934 ...

The U.S. drought of 2012: Sort of like the Dust Bowl drought of 1934 Nebraska, except that this year, the corn yield will be higher by a factor of twenty Read the Full Article ...
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Drought Won't Kill Farm Equipment - Wall Street Journal

Drought Won't Kill Farm Equipment - Wall Street Journal | U s drought | Scoop.it
Wall Street JournalDrought Won't Kill Farm EquipmentWall Street JournalExecutives at Deere & Co., Agco Corp.
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US Electricity Generation Suffers Due to Drought - 24/7 Wall St.

US Electricity Generation Suffers Due to Drought - 24/7 Wall St. | U s drought | Scoop.it
Well, its official – the U.S. government has acknowledged that the U.S. is in the worst drought in over 50 years, since December 1956, when about 58 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate to extreme drought.
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