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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obamas Spending Valentine’s Day Apart As President Heads To California

California’s severe drought, stalled Middle East peacemaking and Syria’s civil war would appear to have little, if anything, in common, but President Barack Obama will address all three, and possibly other issues, on his first visit of the year to the nation’s most populous state.

02/14/2014

The Potomac River. (Credit: Kimberly Suiters/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Study Says DC Most At Risk of Water Shortage

A study published Wednesday says the Washington metro area’s water is at risk, but not in the way you might think.

05/15/2013

File photo of drought-ravaged sunflowers. (Photo by REMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: Drought Trends, Estimates Possibly Overstated Due To Inaccurate Science

An index frequently used by scientists to predict drought trends – trends whose increased frequency and intensity were blamed on global warming – may have been misused, resulting in possibly inaccurate findings.

11/19/2012

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USDA Buys $170 Million Of Meat To Help Drought-Stricken Farmers

The government, including the USDA, will buy up to $170 million worth of pork, lamb, chicken and catfish to help drought-stricken farmers, the White House said Monday as President Barack Obama brought his re-election campaign to rural voters in Iowa.

08/13/2012

Corn stalks suffering from drought conditions are seen on a farm on August 7, 2012 in Mechanicsville, Maryland. The agriculture industry in certain parts of Maryland has been suffering lack of rain and high temperatures.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

O’Malley Seeks Drought Disaster Designation In Maryland

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is asking federal officials for drought aid for 13 of the state’s 23 counties.

08/08/2012

Shanie Spencer salvages what she can from what remains of her house on May 28, 2011 in Joplin, Mo. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Biblical Weather Onslaught Smashes Record For Billion-Dollar Disasters

America smashed the record for billion-dollar weather disasters this year with a deadly dozen — and counting.

12/07/2011

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