18 Jul '12, 2pm

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Mapping Drought Stress on Plants: Areas colored in shades of orange are experiencing m...

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration creates an animation showing monthly composites of vegetation health. The places colored in shades of orange are experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions and correlate with areas of vegetation stress. [NOAA] A federal appeals court upholds a 2010 rule from the Environmental Protection Agency that limits nitrogen oxide emissions near major roadways, rejecting arguments from the oil industry that the regulation goes beyond what is needed to protect public health. [Reuters] A furor arises in south Florida over a biotechnology company’s proposal to release genetically modified mosquitoes whose progeny die before they can spread dengue fever. The potentially lethal fever is making a comeback in Key West. [Nature] Greenpeace activists shut down 74 Shell gas stations in London and Edinburgh to protest the company’...

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Current Drought is an Opportunity to Think About Replacing Turf with Gardens

Current Drought is an Opportunity to Think Abou...

treehugger.com 18 Jul '12, 9am

afagen /CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Mount Vernon George Washington’s Mount Vernon was the first house in North America to incorporate ...

How sprawl worsens the impacts of drought and how smart growth can help

How sprawl worsens the impacts of drought and h...

switchboard.nrdc.org 19 Jul '12, 12pm

Now, I’m not naïve enough to claim that the way we have built suburbs and cities over the last several decades is a proxim...

On Our Radar: Canadian Oil and China

On Our Radar: Canadian Oil and China

green.blogs.nytimes.com 24 Jul '12, 11am

In a show of hands, protesters on a beach in Vancouver, B.C., express their opposition to the Northern Gateway Pipeline an...

A dry run from hell: Drought hits the smallest farms the hardest

A dry run from hell: Drought hits the smallest ...

grist.org 19 Jul '12, 8pm

There is something distinctly pathos-inducing about a corn plant dying of thirst. Maybe that’s why coverage of the 2012 dr...

See the impact of the US drought by where the green isn't: 'vegetation anomaly' map from NASA satellite data.

See the impact of the US drought by where the g...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Jul '12, 5am

The extent of the damage to crops is depicted in this vegetation anomaly map based on data from the Moderate Resolution Im...