posted on June 20, 2014 at 7:01 PM
Mother Nature batters the Midwest with torrential rains and a string of lethal tornadoes. Further south, wheat producers contend with arid conditions reminiscent of the Dust Bowl. We examine controversial laws that some believe restrict free...
posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM
The year *after* the worst drought in half a century began with a series of rain showers that lasted well into spring planting season. The dramatic change in weather patterns replenished subsoil moisture that had been zapped out the year before....
posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
One year into the Civil War, additional Union troops were rushed to Washington D.C. to protect the nation's capitol from rapidly advancing Confederate forces.
With his back against the wall, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to unite a...
posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:23 PM
Students in nine states and the nation's capital are preparing to examine the legacy of the Dust Bowl and the current impact of drought on agriculture and global food security.