Kiera Butler

Kiera Butler

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Kiera answers your green questions every week in her Econundrums column. She was a hypochondriac even before she started researching germ warfare.

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Kiera has written about the environment, arts and culture, and more for Columbia Journalism Review, Orion, Audubon, OnEarth, Plenty, and the Utne Reader. She lives in Berkeley and recently planted 30 onions in her backyard.

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MAP: 2012 Was the Hottest Year on Record in the US

| Wed Jan. 9, 2013 6:34 PM EST

Just saying.

This NOAA map shows a sampling of places where weather records were broken last year. You probably guessed that red indicates heat. Yellow represents dryness; orange is a double whammy record for heat and dryness.

Image courtesy of NOAA
Wed Sep. 19, 2007 3:51 PM EDT
Wed Sep. 19, 2007 3:07 PM EDT
Tue Sep. 18, 2007 4:08 PM EDT
Wed Sep. 12, 2007 2:05 PM EDT
Tue Sep. 11, 2007 4:16 PM EDT
Mon Aug. 20, 2007 2:10 PM EDT