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FEMA: Caught Between Climate Change and Congress 

FEMA: Caught Between Climate Change and Congress  | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
InsideClimate News -- Thanks to climate change, extreme weather disasters have hammered the United States with increasing frequency in recent years—from drought and wildfires to coastal storms and flooding.
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Drought Policy Of the Day: Get Paid to Kill Your Lawn

Drought Policy Of the Day: Get Paid to Kill Your Lawn | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
L.A. homeowners can trade green (lawns) for green (cash).
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We're on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years

We're on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
2012 brought extreme heat and drought. But that's nothing to what's around the corner.
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Saving Up for a Dry Day

Saving Up for a Dry Day | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Collecting rainwater is an ancient idea, but these days, the concept is coming back in advanced economies, especially in drought-stricken areas.
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Recent Extreme Heatwaves Were Caused by Climate Change - Even Moderate Heat Has Doubled

Recent Extreme Heatwaves Were Caused by Climate Change - Even Moderate Heat Has Doubled | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The European heatwave of 2003, the Russian heatwave of 2010, last year's record-breaking drought and heat in Texas? All climate change.
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Chronic Drought Will Become New Normal Across Parts of US

Chronic Drought Will Become New Normal Across Parts of US | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In addition to the impact on water availability, vegetation, biodiversity, a new study shows that chronic drought will also decrease carbon storage potential.
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Vast water reserve discovered in drought-stricken Kenya

Vast water reserve discovered in drought-stricken Kenya | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The newfound aquifer contains enough water to quench Kenya for decades to come.
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2013 drought may be worse than 2012, says NOAA

2013 drought may be worse than 2012, says NOAA | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The historic drought of 2011 and 2012 cost more than $50bn, greater than the economic damage caused by hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately, NOAA predicts 2013 will be even worse.
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America's "greenest street" provides a blueprint for sustainable urban development

America's "greenest street" provides a blueprint for sustainable urban development | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Cermak Road in Chicago has earned the title “Greenest Street in America” through its use of landscaping, wind power, irrigation, drought-resistant native p...
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The Enormous Costs of the 2012 Drought to Farmers and Taxpayers

The Enormous Costs of the 2012 Drought to Farmers and Taxpayers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Drought is one of the environmental consequences of global warming - but it also has enormous financial repercussions.
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Half Of All U.S. Counties Now Considered Disaster Areas

Half Of All U.S. Counties Now Considered Disaster Areas | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
ST. LOUIS -- Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added Wednesday to the U.S.
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