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El Nino finally arrives

This morning NOAA sent out a press release indicating that the long-anticipated El Nino has finally officially arrived.  We’ve been flirting with El Nino-like conditions for several months since the first El Nino watch was issued last spring, but until now the conditions haven’t quite come together.  Here is a…
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Farming in tough climate conditions

Two stories in the news this week highlighted farmers who are successfully growing crops in tough climate conditions. An National Public Radio story last week showcased an Alaska farmer who is farming in the tundra near the town of Bethel.  According to the story, last year he produced 50,000 pounds…
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