Drought will have a big impact on the production of peanuts, pecans, peaches, and the sweet Vidalia onion, all of which grow in Georgia. The state is the nation’s number one producer of peanuts, pecans, and peaches. Known as the sweetest onion in the world, the Vidalia onion can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glenville in Georgia. The historic 2007 drought cost the Georgia agriculture industry $339 million in crop losses.
Tinder-dry conditions that have resulted from months with little to no rain and toasty fall temperatures have allowed the fires to reach unusual heights. More
New research using GPS and prehistoric data has shown that nearly the entire coast is affected, from Massachusetts to Florida and parts of Maine... More
“We’ve had more frequent flooding in areas that haven’t flooded before. In November, water was coming into people’s garages and stuff. It had never happened before."... More
The risk posed by future storms like Sandy is only going to increase due to climate change. The potential for stronger storms and rising seas mean Sandy-level flooding could could occur once every 23 years as opposed to once every 400... More