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Where Have All the Good Times Gone?

Number of Americans in poverty hits record high, 14 September [1]


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Effects of Texas Drought Could Be Felt for Years to Come, 08 Aug [2] Scientists predict the effects of a historic one-year drought in Texas could have profound ecological impacts that will be felt for years to come. Only about six inches of rain have fallen since January, compared with a norm of about 13 inches, making it the worst recorded drought in the state's history. Compounded by weeks of record heat, many parts of Texas have seen reservoirs evaporate, large-scale crop failure, and animal die-offs. At least seven reservoirs are effectively dry, and more than half of the state's 3,700 streams and 15 large rivers are below normal rates. topic, place


It's not all bad...

More Americans using food stamps than ever before: 45.8 million, Aug 03 [3]

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More than 270,000 organic farmers are taking on corporate agriculture giant Monsanto in a lawsuit filed March 30, July 26 [4] topic


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Fewer than 25% of Local Governments Use Alternative Energy, July 22 [5] topic


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References

  1. bbc.co.uk/news/business, 14 September 2011
  2. e360.yale.edu, 08 Aug 2011
  3. dailykos.com, Aug 03, 2011
  4. growswitch.com, July 26, 2011
  5. environmentalleader.com, July 22, 2011

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