Very Reasonable Politician: Abortion is Causing California's Drought

California Assembly Member Shannon Grove is generating cascades of headlines over the last couple days for her very reasonable, well thought-out, scientific point of view that her state’s crippling drought is caused by abortion. She’s been defending that view to her constituents on Facebook, which, again — great plan. »6/12/15 11:10am6/12/15 11:10am

"Sandy Schmandy, We Might Have A Drought Soon," Say Worried Meteorologists

If we weren't before, we should probably all be worrying about the ozone layer right about now: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that this past October was the fifth warmest ever, tied with the one in 2008. One repercussion of this unseasonably warm trend, says an analyst at Weather… »11/17/12 12:30pm11/17/12 12:30pm

Thanks to the Drought, Cows Are Eating Candy and Cookies Faster Than a Halloween Slumber Party

Depending on your perspective, the most recent drought has wrought some pretty interesting stuff. For instance, did you know that now, because corn prices are so high, feed rations for beef and dairy cows have consequently become prohibitively expensive? And, as a result, a lot of U.S. cattlemen have been… »9/23/12 3:30pm9/23/12 3:30pm

AIDS Risk On The Rise As Starving Women Trade Sex For Food

I'm back from the sunny shores of Lake Superior, a place brimming with walleyes and Dairy Queens and sweet corn, and now feel horribly guilty for my vacation gluttony upon reading that the rise of global food prices coinciding with an East African drought have driven women into prostitution, and with that exchange of… »8/05/08 9:30am8/05/08 9:30am