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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Rain, wind, flooding to ease; sunshine Tuesday

    Intense low pressure to our south has been pumping torrents of rain, gusty winds and loads of trouble our way out of the east for the past 16 hours or so. Rain totals are running from well over an inch...
  • Southwest droughts can last centuries

    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:In September, 10 percent of the lower 48 states was in “exceptional” drought, the worst category. About 4 percent, from New Mexico into Texas and Oklahoma, was experiencing the worst drought since 1900. Conditions...

    Water-Rich Connecticut In Minor Drought

    Water-Rich Connecticut In Minor Drought
    Our lives are sprinkled with new years. Most popular is the calendar year. Most exciting is the school year. Most regular is the astronomical year. Most political is the fiscal year. Most invisible is the water year, which begins and ends on Oct. 1....

    Douglas C. Lyons: America's 'new normal' will bring higher food prices

    A few years back, I came up with a new economic indicator to chew on – the cost of bacon. I admit I freaked when that popular part of the pig went north of $6 a pound. But that was back in 2011 when the country was still grappling with the effects...

    All Indiana counties declared disaster areas

    All Indiana counties declared disaster areas
    All of Indiana’s 92 counties are officially disaster areas thanks to this summer’s excessive heat and drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture made the decision after receiving a letter from Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and Julia Wickard,...