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With US drought entering its third year the USDA advises farmers and ranchers to plan for sound water and grazing management

USDA-NRCS Stresses Need for Water Planning as Western US Faces 3rd Year of Drought

With current conditions pointing to a third consecutive year of drought, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is urging farmers and ranchers in the western US to have drought management plans at the ready and begin implementing them. The USDA-NRCS National Water and Climate Center’s seasonal water supply projections indicate worsening drought conditions across the…

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2012 record warm year for US

2012 the Hottest Year on Record for U.S.

After an unusually early and warm spring, brutal summer and mild winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officially announced yesterday that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the contiguous 48 United States. Typically records are broken by tenths of a degree but 2012 shot through the previous record set in 1998 by a full degree Fahrenheit…

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July 2012 was the hottest July on record. Much of the nation suffers from extreme drought

Dust Bowl 2012: Hottest July on Record in U.S.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that last month was, on average, the hottest July on record for the contiguous United States, beating the previous record set in the dust bowl of 1936. The past 12 months have been the hottest ever recorded in the US, with more than 27,000 heat records broken so far this year, more…

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The Historic Drought of 2012 and the Science of Climate Change

More than half of the U.S. is suffering under drought conditions and scientists are increasingly confident in their suggestion that global warming may be to blame. On July 11, the United States Department of Agriculture announced natural disaster areas in more than 1,000 counties in 26 states due to drought. This makes the drought of 2012 the largest total area ever…

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