Melting glaciers, drier wetlands, warmer winters in Alaska, where global warming is felt most keenly.
Residents complain that the Iraqi government is focusing on cosmetic changes while the US Army funds reconstruction initiatives.
Former foes from the Vietnam War meet in the middle, 30 years later.
In Riyadh, theories that the practice can encourage flirting revives a ban on buying and selling cats and dogs.
But soldiers say the program taxes platoon resources – meaning that recipients are often not held accountable for the grants.
Counterinsurgency efforts require US soldiers to shift from fighting to peacekeeping, but many feel ill-prepared to conduct investigations and interact with Iraqis.
With US Army support, the Adhamiya Sports Center in Baghdad helps kids become athletes.