In his first blog post since succeeding Rex Tillerson, the new head of Exxon Mobil Corp. focused on climate change, calling for a carbon tax to discourage use of polluting fuels.
Colorado fruit growers worry over unseasonably warm weather
A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from even some global warming doubters, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs.
The Climate Prediction Center's outlook for March through May calls for above-normal temps from Nebraska southward and eastward, raising moisture requirements for the HRW wheat crop.
Even with the massive water-management infrastructure built by the state of California and the federal government in the 1930s through 1970s, the state's really wet years remain really dangerous.
“If it gets too cold, too fast, especially if there’s not time for the crop to re-acclimate, it can cause some damage,” said Romulo Lollato, a wheat and forage specialist at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
Since the beginning of the year, the national drought picture has dramatically improved, but there are still problem areas in parts of the central and southern Plains.
With the end of a Pacific La Nina and no clear signal of where ocean temperatures are heading, predicting spring and summer weather that will impact agriculture and energy markets just got a little harder.
Spring planting is on the minds of many farmers, and that includes weather conditions. Rumor has it an El Nino pattern is on the horizon, and it is looking more likely.
According to Deke Arndt, chief of NOAA’s Climate Monitoring Branch, there are three distinct lenses with which to observe drought, and it’s important to distinguish among them. But first, a bit of good news.
Earlier this morning in Pennsylvania, amid overcast skies and snow flurries, the world’s most famous groundhog declared another six weeks of winter. But elsewhere in the country, signs of spring decry Punxsutawney Phil’s frosty prediction.
The Drought Monitor notes the region was mostly dry the past week, accompanied by above-normal temps.
Crop review under way after unseasonably heavy rains.
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