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Eight Ways The Drought Is Influencing Thanksgiving

November 22, 2012 by Joseph Romm
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Thanksgiving is a time of plenty – or, maybe more accurately, of vast over-consumption — from the meal to the midnight shopping rampage afterward.But across the United States this year, “plenty” has not been enjoyed by many farmers. A historic drought devastated crops over the summer, causing a spike in grain prices that led to farmers...[read more]

Why not make Black Friday a Green Friday?

November 22, 2012 by Katie Mandes

Black Friday via Shutterstock

As we approach one of the biggest shopping days of the year, take a minute to think about the things you can do to make searching for the perfect gift a little friendlier on the planet (and your wallet).Here are nine ideas for making Black Friday -- and the rest of the holiday season -- a little greener and less stressful. Try one. And...[read more]

Five climate events to be thankful for

November 21, 2007 by Joseph Romm

Lynn Englum, one of the interns at the Center for American Progress, has been doing some brainstorming in preparation for this year’s Thanksgiving feast. She’s come up with this list: Let this Thanksgiving be a time for reflection, as there are several events within the past year worth reminiscing. These five occurrences have increased...[read more]

Ethanol Dominoes: Happy Thanksgiving Edition

November 21, 2007 by John Whitehead

More in our sporadic series on ethanol dominos* from the TimesOnline (November 3): When Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving dinner in three weeks’ time, they will not be expressing gratitude for the surging price of the food on the table. The price of only one main ingredient in the traditional meal has remained stable over the past...[read more]