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Drought-sensitive Southern Hemisphere Regions May Experience Even Less Rainfall
2012-05-21 03:22:30

Warming climate may mean less rainfall for drought-sensitive regions of the Southern Hemisphere, according to results just published by an international research team.

Image 1 - Climate Change To Blame For Dead African Trees
2011-12-12 10:20:24

Trees are dying in the Sahel, a region in Africa south of the Sahara Desert, and human-caused climate change is to blame, according to a new study led by a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley.

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2009-11-06 08:24:35

Mojave Desert research shows that nitrogen is second only to water in importance.

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2008-12-18 15:37:58

It's no simple matter to figure out how regional changes in precipitation, expected to result from global climate change, may affect water supplies.

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2006-07-25 12:34:59

A study using NASA satellite data and weather records show the urban heat island effect, pollution, irrigation and population changes alter rainfall in desert cities.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.