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Uprooting FDR’s ‘Great Wall of Trees’

Planted after the Dust Bowl. Cut down in the climate change era.

Study: Decades-long ‘Megadroughts’ in U.S. Southwest and Central Plains More Likely Due to Climate Change

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Droughts that are extreme by today’s standards will be normal by the end of the century, according to NASA research.

Ogallala Groundwater Study Will Set Stage for Colorado Water Conservation Debate

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Farmers want to know the economic and social ramifications of…

Failed Ballot Measure Is Setback for Ogallala Water Conservation in Western Kansas

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A plan to reduce water use by 20 percent was voted down last…

Kansas Water District Votes on Ogallala Conservation Plan

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Using less water for agriculture is an idea spreading across…

Study: Global Warming Will Harm Agriculture Sooner Than Previously Thought

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Increased heat and water scarcity will limit food production.…

Q & A: Julene Bair, Author of The Ogallala Road

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Fancy machinery and irrigation systems that pull millions of…

Sipping from the Fountain of Prairie Life

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Reporter Brett Walton recently visited the plains states of Kansas…
Map Weather Extremes Floods Droughts Tornados

Ken Burns’s The Dust Bowl Revives an American Tragedy

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Drought, farm follies, and pain on the Great Plains. Photo…
Map Weather Extremes Floods Droughts Tornados

Agriculture in Transition in the West Texas Plains

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As in much of the Great Plains, farmers here are adapting to…
Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World’s Water Volume 7

Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World's Water Volume 7

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Peter Gleick, an internationally recognized water expert, tells Circle of Blue what has changed — and what has not — since the 2009 release of Volume 6. The Pacific Institute's biannual report analyzes how water relates to climate change, corporate interests, and policy reform.
Map Weather Extremes Floods Droughts Tornados

Weather Extremes: Floods, Droughts, Tornadoes, and Extreme Heat Plague Much of U.S.

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Extreme weather events in 2011 have been numerous and diverse, prompting some analysts to link the natural disasters to climate change. Most recently, many states are under exceptional-drought and extreme-heat advisories.