California’s Mountains Are Ablaze and there’s no Water to Quench the Fire On an early February afternoon in 2015, the side of a mountain southeast of Newburgh, California is ablaze. It resembles Moses’ burning bush – but here, the blaze consumed the forest. This is summer weather. Nevertheless, it is the dead of winter;… Read More


Climate Change Could Push Staple Food Prices Up 130% – study Report warning comes as many countries fear instability caused by rising food prices and shortages _Suzanne Goldberg, US environment correspondent guardian.co.uk Zambian farmer Amelia Nyundo in a field of maize which failed to grow due to drought: Maize shortages in sub-Saharan Africa could push prices up.… Read More