Stories in Category "Weather & Climate"

Wasting water now a fineable offense in California

Wasting water now a fineable offense in California

Responding to the worst drought in four decades in California, state leaders passed dramatic legislation this week aimed at conserving the remaining suppl....
Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture

Add 2014 to the list of years with major flooding along the Mississippi River. The July 4th holiday weekend was washed out along the Davenport, Iowa ri....
Month of rain ends, mess remains in Corn Belt

Month of rain ends, mess remains in Corn Belt

Mother Nature’s month of rain ended this week, but not before leaving her mark across the Upper Midwest.
Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota

Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota

Mother Nature took aim with both barrels this week, riddling several states with destructive weather.
President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion

President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion

Waterways across America will get a facelift after the stroke of Barack Obama’s pen. The president approved a $12.3 billion bill this week aimed at improv....
19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

With California locked in third consecutive year of extreme drought, the issue of water rights also is heating up. Some farmers, however, receive as mu....
Climate Change Task Force Converges on Heartland

Climate Change Task Force Converges on Heartland

Following a weekend of violent storms culminating in a nearby tornado, efforts to prepare for extreme weather and other events blamed on climate change to....
Obama Administration Releases National Climate Assessment

Obama Administration Releases National Climate Assessment

This week, the White House outlined some of the findings with its third National Climate Assessment.
Violent outbreak of storms leads wild weather week

Violent outbreak of storms leads wild weather week

A series of lethal tornadoes swept across the southern plains this week, killing at least 35 people, leaving widespread damage and massive rainfall in its....
Tumbleweeds roll back into the West

Tumbleweeds roll back into the West

An icon of the American West is returning…with a vengeance. Several years of drought have made tumbleweeds a thorn in the side in cowboy country.
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