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Six Food Favorites Affected By Climate Change

The effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.

03/05/2015

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America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

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NASA Says ‘Mega Droughts’ Could Last For Decades

Mega droughts lasting decades. That’s the future NASA scientists see coming, as climate change increases extreme weather events.

02/17/2015

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Soil Moisture To Be Tracked From Space

It exists only a few inches beneath our feet, but without it we wouldn’t be here. It’s moisture trapped in the soil, and unlocking its secrets means going into space.

01/09/2015

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Produce Prices Expected To Spike From Worst Drought In Century For California

It may be on the other side of the country, but the devastating drought happening in California right now could soon have a major impact on grocery budgets in Maryland.

02/28/2014

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Smithsonian Hosts U.S. Youth Summit On Dust Bowl

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.

10/17/2012

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Gov. O’Malley, Del. Governor Seek EPA Help With Corn Prices

The governors of Delaware and Maryland are joining an effort to persuade federal officials to ease renewable fuel standards because of a severe drought that has led to a drop in corn supplies and a corresponding increase in corn prices.

08/10/2012

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Gov. Seeks Federal Aid For 14 Drought-Stricken Counties As Crop Losses Escalate

The drought is cutting so deeply into Maryland crops, the governor is asking the federal government to declare 14 counties drought disaster zones.

08/09/2012

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Senators Ask EPA To Relax Corn-To-Fuel Rule

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she is among a group of senators asking the Environmental Protection Agency to relax renewable fuel standards to require less corn. Mikulski says that will help ease corn supply shortages caused by drought conditions this year.

08/09/2012

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O’Malley Seeks Drought Disaster Designation

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is asking federal officials for drought aid for 13 of the state’s 23 counties.

08/08/2012

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Drought Warning Issued For Eastern Maryland

Drying up. That’s what’s happening to a number of Maryland streams, as a new drought warning is issued for parts of the state.

08/07/2012

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Drought Could Impact Meat And Dairy Prices

As drought tightens its grip, crop loss is only the first stage. It’s what’s coming in the months ahead that will hit farmers and consumers hardest.

08/03/2012

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