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Feds Withhold Water To California Farmers For First Time In 54 Years

Friday, February 21, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 02/21/2014 The US Bureau of Reclamation released its first outlook of the year and finds insufficient stock is available in California to release irrigation water for farmers. This is the first time in the 54 year history of the State Water Project. “If it’s not there, it’s just not there,”... »

Organic Dairy Farmers Hit by California Drought

Friday, February 21, 2014
By Paul Martin

Organic farmers in California face unique issues in this devastating drought, leading some to bow out … or sell cows for hamburger meat. By Kristina Johnson Cornucopia.org February 21st, 2014 San Joaquin Valley organic dairy farmer Tony Azevedo’s business has dried up—literally. Because of the record-breaking California drought, he has nothing to feed his... »

It’s back! Polar Vortex set to return next week – plunging temperatures in Midwest and Northeast to 35 degrees below normal

Thursday, February 20, 2014
By Paul Martin

DailyMailUK 20 February 2014 Just when you thought you were safe – the Polar Vortex is back. The Midwest and North East are thawing out after being covered with more than a foot of snow over the past week, but forecasters have warned it won’t be for long as another cold front is on... »

“Polar Vortex” Shock And Awe: The Utility Bill Arrives (And Why It Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 02/19/2014 The “polar vortex” shock has arrived, only this time it is not in the form of another 12 inches of overnight snow accumulation but in the shape of household utility bills. A reader was kind enough to send us his just received ConEd bill for the month ended Februery... »

The Drought In Brazil Has Gotten So Bad That 142 Cities Are Now Rationing Water

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder EndOfTheAmericanDream.com February 18th, 2014 Did you know that the drought in Brazil is so bad that some neighborhoods are only being allowed to get water once every three days? At this point, 142 Brazilian cities are rationing water and there does not appear to be much hope that this crippling drought... »

(Again!)…15 Reasons Why Your Food Bill Is Going To Start SOARING

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com February 16th, 2014 Did you know that the U.S. state that produces the most vegetables is going through the worst drought it has ever experienced and that the size of the total U.S. cattle herd is now the smallest that it has been since 1951? Just the other day, a... »

200 Years Of Scorchitude: Professor Warns California To Brace For A “Mega-Drought”

Monday, February 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 02/17/2014 Two years into California’s drought and locals are repeating (mantra-like) “we’ve never seen anything like it.” They are right, of course, since this is the worst period of rainlessness since records began… but if Cal Berkeley professor Lynn Ingram is correct, they ain’t seen nothing yet. The paleoclimatologist fears,... »

15 Reasons Why Your Food Bill Is Going To Start SOARING

Monday, February 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com February 16th, 2014 Did you know that the U.S. state that produces the most vegetables is going through the worst drought it has ever experienced and that the size of the total U.S. cattle herd is now the smallest that it has been since 1951? Just the other day, a... »

California’s New ‘Dust Bowl’: “It’s Gonna Be a Slow, Painful, Agonizing Death” For Farmers

Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 02/15/2014 “It’s really a crisis situation,” exclaims one California city manager, “and it’s going to get worse in time if this drought doesn’t alleviate.” For the state that produces one-third of the nation’s fruits and vegetables, the driest spell in 500 years has prompted President Obama to make $100 million... »

Winter storm buries parts of northeast; death toll at 25

Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

TheExtinctionProtocol.com February 15, 2014 PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. East Coast dug out on Friday from the final wallop of a deadly four-day storm that dumped more than two feet of snow in some places, causing chaos from the South to New England. Five more people were killed on icy roads or while shoveling snow... »