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Astounding, record-smashing rainfall swamps Long Island; 11 inches in 3 hours

Aug 13, 2014 - Washington Post

In just a few hours this morning, Long Island witnessed a jaw-dropping downpour unprecedented in New York state history. Islip logged 13.26 inches of rain from the event, the greatest amount of rain to fall within 24 hours in a single storm in New York weather records.

 

Shifting climate has North Dakota farmers swapping wheat for corn

Aug 13, 2014 - NPR

Overall, climate change is predicted to hurt agriculture around the world. It could even threaten corn production in the US Corn Belt. But in North Dakota conditions are now better for raising corn, and that's a big benefit for farmers.

 
 

California has hottest start to year while Midwest chills

Aug 12, 2014 - Climate Central

The heat records keep falling for California. The state has had its hottest first seven months of the year, crushing the previous mark. Neighboring states have also baked, though not quite at record levels, helping contribute to both the spread of drought and large wildfires. At the same time, cool weather had a number of Midwest states experiencing July temperatures that were closer to September norms.

 

Keystone XL will spike oil demand and CO2, study says

Aug 10, 2014 - Climate Central

A new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change says the State Department may have underestimated the pipeline’s CO2 emissions by as much as four times. That’s because the consumer demand for oil will rise as new crude oil coming on the market from of Keystone XL will drive global prices down, the study says.