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California Winds Are Fueling Fires. It May Be Getting Worse.

Some scientists think global warming may be making California’s autumn winds even drier, a “key parameter for fire risk.”


Portugal Forest Fires Worsen, Fed by Poor Choices and Inaction

Hotter, drier summers, combined with political inaction and a history of poor land management, have rendered Portugal increasingly vulnerable to deadly fires.


Falcons, Drones, Data: A Winery Battles Climate Change

Jackson Family Wines of Sonoma, Calif., is among winemakers employing both high-tech and old-school techniques to adapt to hotter, drier conditions.


Southwest Kansas wheat yields seen above average after rains -tour

LEOTI, Kansas, May 4 (Reuters) - Winter wheat prospects in southwest Kansas are above average as recent rains benefited crops after much drier early-season growing conditions, scouts on an annual crop tour said on Wednesday.


U.S. Plains wheat belt seen dry through June - meteorologist

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The southern U.S. Plains should stay drier than normal through June, potentially stressing the region's hard red winter wheat crop, an agricultural meteorologist said on Tuesday.


El Nino investment options range from pest control to ski resorts

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - As the El Niño weather phenomenon makes the U.S. Northeast warmer, the Midwest drier, and the South and the West wetter this winter, Eric Marshall, portfolio manager of the $2 billion Hodges Small Cap fund, is not one of those people who just talks about the weather. He's doing something about it.


Australia says strong Indian Ocean Dipole reinforcing El Nino

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Climatic conditions in the Indian Ocean are reinforcing the current powerful El Nino weather pattern, Australia's weather bureau said on Tuesday, meaning drier conditions are likely for the country's east.


Scientists predict drier Horn of Africa as climate warms

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Horn of Africa is becoming drier in step with global warming, researchers said on Friday, contradicting some climate models predicting rainier weather patterns in a region that has suffered frequent food crises linked to drought.

Ecosphere (Journal)

As Fires Grow, a New Landscape Appears in the West

Governments’ interference in the natural cycle of fires, along with climate change, has created more brush on forest floors and hotter, drier seasons.


LEAD 1-La Bourse de Tokyo finit en hausse de 0,38%

TOKYO, 7 septembre (Reuters) - La Bourse de Tokyo a fini en hausse de 0,38% lundi, à l'issue d'une séance volatile, soutenue par la hausse de Toshiba, mais alourdie par le repli des marchés chinois et les incertitudes sur le calendrier de hausse des taux américains.


Colombia coffee zones drier as El Nino conditions kicks in

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's coffee regions have been drier than usual for weeks as an El Nino weather anomaly takes effect and the crop will see less rainfall from now until harvest time, potentially limiting its size in a few areas, agronomists say.


Texas welcomes sunshine after days of floods that killed 25

DALLAS/SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Sunshine and drier weather were forecast for most of flood-weary Texas after days of heavy rain, giving swollen rivers a chance to recede and relief workers and residents time for assess the damage and start a massive clean-up, officials said on Sunday.

Vanishing stories, vanishing country

You're probably heard climate change will cause stronger storms, drier droughts and possibly mass extinctions. But one of the clearest -- and far-less-talked-about -- injustices of climate change is that it threatens to disappear entire countries.


El Nino, Arctic ice melt could mean colder winter in Europe

OSLO (Reuters) - Next winter in Europe could be colder and drier than the previous two mild winters, which drove down gas and power consumption, the chief meteorologist at Thomson Reuters Point Carbon said.


Climate change seen bringing more fires, less snow to Yellowstone

(Reuters) - Predicted climate changes bringing warmer and drier conditions to Yellowstone National Park will likely fuel catastrophic wildfires, cause declines in mountain snows and threaten the survival of animals and plants, scientists said on Thursday.


Dry start in Australia's key farming regions-weather bureau

SYDNEY, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Parts of Australia should expect drier-than-normal weather from the outset in 2015, the national weather bureau said on Thursday, placing further pressure on drought-affected farmers and beef growers.


NZ's Fonterra plans 2 new milk driers in South Island

WELLINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra on Thursday said it was planning to build two new milk powder driers in the country's South Island, as it continues to boost its processing capacity to meet growing milk production in the country.

Genetics and Heredity

Matter: Study Gives Hope of Adaptation to Climate Change

Research on flies in drier conditions indicates that some have the genes to survive longer over generations.


Australia sees drier, warmer winter as El Niño looms

SYDNEY, May 28 (Reuters) - Australia's approaching winter is likely to be warmer and drier than normal in many regions as climate models point to a developing El Niño phenomenon, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Wednesday.

Next century forecast: Drier, hungrier

Your forecast for the next century: Hotter, drier and hungrier, and the chance to turn down the thermostat is slipping away.


Westminster Kennel Club to choose top dog in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hair driers blew and nail files flew in final preparations on Tuesday for seven furry finalists vying for "best in show" at the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

Global Warming

Far West Got Drier Last Year, Data Shows

Although 2013 was a wetter than average year for the contiguous 48 states, scientists said, that statistic masked sharp regional differences.    


Wet, wetter; dry, drier: U.S. oceanographer has hit with climate-change haiku

(Reuters) - An American oceanographer who helped write an international report on climate change has condensed several of its key findings - such as how choices made today may shape the future world - into a collection of succinct poems in the Haiku style.


U.S. wheat threatened by Arctic cold, dryness

CHICAGO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Bitter cold temperatures across the U.S. Plains early next week will put some of the dormant hard red winter wheat crop at risk of damage, particularly in drier areas of the region, meteorologists and agronomists said on Friday.


Clearing weather offers relief in flood-hit Colorado

DENVER (Reuters) - Drier weather after historic floods triggered by seven straight days of rain held out hope for relief in Colorado, where hundreds of people were still stranded or displaced on Monday.


COMMODITIES-Grains, natgas jump on hot, drier US weather

NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Grains prices surged on Monday as dry weather threatened to trim U.S. crop yields, and gold and copper fell on the possibility of a cut in the U.S. monetary stimulus...


COMMODITIES-Gold at 3-week high, sugar 7-week peak in wide rally

(Updates trades/prices to close) NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Gold prices hit three-week highs on Monday after the largest exchange traded gold fund showed the first net inflow since June, while surging silver and raw sugar also contributed to broad gains in commodities. Soybeans had the largest one-day rise in 2-1/2 months after the release of forecasts for drier weather in the next few weeks that could trim output potential in the U.S. Midwest. Demand also built up ahead of a midda


NORDIC POWER-Front-quarter gains as weather outlook turns drier

OSLO, July 11 (Reuters) - Nordic base power prices for delivery in the fourth quarter firmed on Thursday after the latest weather forecasts showed the hydro-dependent region was to see less rain than previously expected.


Brazil sugar ship queue edges up as cane crush enters peak

* Light showers expected from Sunday * Drier conditions favored crushing since end of early June rains * Port workers threatening strike from June 25 By Reese Ewing SAO PAULO, June 13 (Reuters) - The lineup of ships waiting to load sugar at Brazilian ports has edged up to 55 vessels from 54 a week ago, as crushing of the record 2013/14 cane crop enters its peak, shipping agents Williams Servicos Maritimos Ltda said. Rains earlier this week along the coast of southeastern Bra


U.S. farmers dodge showers to plant corn at breakneck pace

CHICAGO, May 17 (Reuters) - Less-than-ideal yet drier weather this week allowed U.S. farmers to begin catching up their corn planting pace that had fallen to a record low when the week began, an agricultural meteorologist said on Friday.


U.S. corn farmers to get brief respite from rain this week

CHICAGO, May 14 (Reuters) - Drier weather early this week in the U.S. Midwest will boost corn plantings that have fallen to a record slow pace due to wet and chilly weather, an agricultural meteorologist said on Tuesday.


Drier weather to give big boost to U.S. corn plantings

CHICAGO, May 13 (Reuters) - Drier weather early this week in the U.S. crop belt will allow active corn plantings, countering the slowest seeding pace in nearly 30 years, an agricultural meteorologist said on Monday.


Narrow window for U.S. corn plantings next week

CHICAGO, May 10 (Reuters) - Drier weather by the weekend into early next week will boost U.S. corn plantings that have fallen to the slowest pace in nearly three decades, an agricultural meteorologist said on Friday.


U.S. corn plantings to gain traction at weekend

CHICAGO, May 9 (Reuters) - Drier weather in the U.S. Midwest this weekend and early next week will lead to a sharp boost in corn planting, which has fallen to the slowest pace in nearly three decades, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday.


Drier spell soon to boost lagging U.S. corn seedings

CHICAGO, May 6 (Reuters) - Rainfall in the western and southern Midwest this week will slow corn plantings there while drier weather in the north should help boost seedings that have fallen well behind average planting pace, an agricultural meteorologist said on Monday.


UPDATE 1-Brazil's cane zones dry out, sugar harvest seen quickening

* Drier weather through early May to speed harvest * Rain may return in a few weeks, forecasters say * Ethanol demand to match supply growth of 4.6 bln ltr - Itau BBA (Adds additional market comments from analysts) By Reese Ewing and Peter Murphy SAO PAULO, April 18 (Reuters) - Brazil's center-south cane belt will stay dry for the next few weeks, forecaster Somar said on Thursday, speeding up the harvest of cane and output of sugar that was hampered by an unusually wet start to


Showers help relieve U.S. drought; cold snap ahead

CHICAGO, March 18 (Reuters) - Scattered showers are expected in the northern and eastern U.S. Midwest over the next 24 hours followed by drier and colder weather into the middle of next week, an agricultural meteorologist said on Monday.


Winter rains shy away from drought-stricken Plains

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A shift back to drier weather is expected in most of the key wheat growing areas of the drought-stricken U.S. Great Plains hard red winter wheat region, an agricultural meteorologist said on Wednesday.


Winter rains shy away from drought-stricken US Plains

CHICAGO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A shift back to drier weather is expected in most of the key wheat growing areas of the drought-stricken U.S. Great Plains hard red winter wheat region, an agricultural meteorologist said on Wednesday.