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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Droughts only expected to worsen with time, U.N. agencies warn

     
    As United States farms and Sahel villages suffer the ravages of drought, world experts are warning that countries around the globe are sorely in need of plans to cope with the problem. The dire effects, they say, are only expected to get worse. Climate...
  • Food FYI: U.S. drought to push food prices higher

     
    Food FYI: U.S. drought to push food prices higher...
  • Less meat consumed, prices rising amid disease, drought

    Less meat consumed, prices rising amid disease, drought
    Meat-eaters worldwide consumed less protein last year, due in part to disease outbreaks and drought that have shrunk livestock herds. The average human ate 93.3 pounds of meat last year, down from 93.7 pounds in 2010 after a decades-long upswing,...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'All is Well,' 'Drought' win top jury prizes

    L.A. Film Festival: 'All is Well,' 'Drought' win top jury prizes
    A feature film about two sisters fleeing an African civil war and a documentary centering on a Mexican cattle-ranching community took home the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday. "All is Well," a Portuguese-language film directed by ...
  • Widespread drought causes corn prices to surge; grocery goods next?

    Widespread drought causes corn prices to surge; grocery goods next?
    Massive swaths of Midwest farmland are suffering through one of the most widespread droughts in history, causing corn prices to soar as the USDA scales back its predictions for a record crop. Corn farmers are expected to yield an average of 146 bushels...
  • Beef prices to slow after 6.5% rise; total food costs to boom

    Beef prices to slow after 6.5% rise; total food costs to boom
    Your Christmas roast may cost far more than it did last year, but the soaring price of beef is set to simmer down in 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Retail beef and veal prices are projected to rise 5.5% to 6.5% this year, more...
  • Cargill's earnings plunged 42% in 3rd quarter due to drought

    Cargill's earnings plunged 42% in 3rd quarter due to drought
    Last summer's punishing drought in the Midwest caused Cargill's third-quarter earnings to sink 42% compared to the same period a year earlier, the Minneapolis-based company said Tuesday. Cargill Inc., the largest closely held company in the U.S.,...
  • 'Snowtober' fits U.N. climate change predictions

     
    The report from a panel of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is expected conclude that there is a high probability that man-made greenhouse gases already are causing extreme weather that has cost governments, insurers, businesses and...
  • Tree rings document ancient Western megadrought

     
    University of Arizona scientists have found evidence of extreme Western drought in the second century that matches or exceeds the better known droughts of the medieval period....
  • Advocacy group's extreme weather map brings climate change home

     
    A new map published today by the Natural Resources Defense Council makes it plain that extreme weather attributable to climate change isn’t something that only happens in other parts of the world. Chances are, you’ve had your own Hurricane...
  • Texas drought shrinks state cow herd

     
    Since January of last year, the number of cows in Texas has decreased by about 600,000, a 12% drop from about 5 million cows at the beginning of the year, David Anderson, who monitors beef markets for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, told The Times....