Category Archives: dust storms

Running out of water – across the nation

Americans, especially in the southern Great Plains states, are finding out the hard way just how valuable water is to life today. It’s not pretty, but the descriptions in this article are full of grit and despair.

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The 10-year forecast: Drought

That’s the NY Times’s headline over this article. Here in Williston, Vt., it just rained again, another half-inch at least, with lightning and thunder accompaniment. But I can believe the climate forecast calls for drought. I once lived in Oklahoma. And before that in Texas. Both have been hit hard lately by drought.

Weather disasters: An artful graphic looks at the whole shebang

Look at this newspaper graphics package. Then get ready for the next high wind, thunderstorm, etc.

Republicans vs. environment (and a lot of other things, too)

The GOP (Greedy Old Party?), and its mouthpieces like Sarah) just can’t seem to finally realize that if a place is trashed environmentally, there is no local economy. And the same holds true for the continent – and the planet, too. This op-ed, from the Chicago media world, talks about all this. Very nicely, too.

NY Times blows the Dust Bowl story

And the paper of record nearly failed to even alert readers of its feature-length piece on Oklahoma’s Panhandle that Boise City is pronounced “Voice” City, unlike Boise, idaho, which is pronounced “boysee.” In any case, the Times blew its coverage of the panhandle’s ongoing drought, as this article nicely explains. And what about mentioning Timothy Egan’s recent book on the Dust Bowl? Or did I just miss it.

ORVs, oil/gas development trigger dust storms

This is a good Washington Post piece, but it depends kind of heavily on the “he said, she said” scenario, including verbage from a BlueRibbon Coalition guy (a mouthpiece for off-road cowboys and their dust-beaters.