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National drought stories for August available from the National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, NE, has just released their monthly compendium of stories about drought across the US.  Many of these stories focus on the drought in California but other areas are also included.  You can read this newsletter and subscribe to it at https://drought.unl.edu/NewsOutreach/MonthlySummary/August2014DroughtandImpactSummary.aspx
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Game of golf adapts to changing climate

Scientific American posted an article recently describing how golf course managers are adapting to changing climates by picking different varieties of turf grasses that are more resilient to warmer temperatures.  The article points out that as far back as the 1970’s the USGA recognized that growing excellent turf grass with…
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