The high temperatures and dry weather, associated with climate change, have caused all sorts of havoc for farmers, and Christmas tree seedlings are especially vulnerable for it can take over a year for them to establish their roots.
Think your favorite recreation spot is protected from oil and gas drilling? Not necessarily. In fact, all public lands, including national parks and wildlife refuges, are potentially open to oil and gas leasing, except for areas specially designated as “Wilderness.”
What does gas drilling in western Pennsylvania have to do with dead cows? To find out, watch Promised Land, the upcoming Matt Damon movie that explores what can happen to rural communities when fracking comes to town.