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2010-02-08 08:30:00

According to scientists on Sunday, a drought that has been ongoing in the southwestern region of Australia for more than 30 years has been linked to higher snowfall in East Antarctica, a phenomenon that may be tied to global warming. The southwestern drought, where rainfall has declined 15 to 20 percent in recent years, is very unusual when compared to normal activity over the past 750 years, researchers Tas van Ommen and Vin Morgan of the Australian Antarctic Division told AFP. In a report...

2009-08-26 08:58:17

New research announced at the international Water in a changing climate science conference in Melbourne 24-28 August, implicates pollution from Asia, Europe and North America as a contributor to recent Australian rainfall changes. Australian scientists using a climate model that includes a treatment of tiny particles - or aerosols - report that the build up of these particles in the northern hemisphere affects their simulation of recent climate change in the southern hemisphere, including...

2009-03-30 08:00:00

BEIJING, March 30 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- LightInTheBox.com's (http://www.LightInTheBox.com ) office turned their lights off from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on March 28th, in support of the Earth Hour global campaign. Their online chat representatives remained steadfast, lit candles during the lights out and continued their work. LightInTheBox also created a special feature (http://www.LightInTheBox.com/html/Earth_Hour.html ) for the occasion, calling out for participation in the Earth Hour campaign....

2009-03-27 12:48:00

Observance Supports Global Effort to Conserve Energy, Address Climate Change HARRISBURG, Pa., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lights on the Capitol Dome will go dark for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, in observance of Earth Hour -- a global initiative to help draw attention to the need to conserve energy and address climate change. "Governor Rendell has directed that we turn off the exterior lights on the Capitol Dome for 60 minutes on Saturday evening to...

2009-03-28 10:45:00

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, somewhere around a billion people living in the world's major cities are being invited to turn off their lights for "Earth Hour," the AFP reported. The worldwide conservation event is being called the biggest mass campaign ever to demand action on climate change. The organizers said on their website that famous sites like the Empire State Building, the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Acropolis in Athens and...

2009-03-12 07:00:00

CAPITOL RECORDS TOWER, EL CAPITAN THEATRE, LAX PYLONS, CITY HALL, SANTA MONICA FERRIS WHEEL JOIN STEERING COMMITTEE AND OTHER PARTNERS TO "VOTE EARTH" LOS ANGELES, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- From the famed Capitol Records Tower, to the Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel, hundreds of L.A.'s most recognizable landmarks have committed to turning out their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 p.m. as part of the first ever global vote for action on climate change. By the time World...

2008-09-02 13:20:00

The Australian government's top water official said on Tuesday that drought in Australia's main food growing region of the Murray-Darling river system has worsened, with water inflows over the past two years at an all-time low. Irrigated crops such as rice, grapes and horticulture are expected to be hit the hardest by the drought, but it would have less impact on output of wheat, which depends largely on rainfall during specific periods and is on track to double after two years of shrunken...

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By Kathy Marks The drought in Australia's main food bowl, the Murray-Darling Basin, has worsened, with record low inflows into the river system in June and an even gloomier situation predicted for the coming months. Neil Plummer, acting head of the National Climate Centre, described rainfall during the southern hemisphere autumn as "an absolute shocker", and said: "I'm gasping for good news". Wendy Craik, chief executive of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission, said the river system's...

2008-03-30 06:45:00

Cities around the world turned out their lights for sixty minutes Saturday for "Earth Hour", a global campaign to highlight the threat of climate change. New Zealand and Fiji kicked off the event, with Sydney, Australia "“ the first major city to participate "“ turning out the lights on the city's two architectural icons, the Opera House and Harbor Bridge, at 2000 (0900 GMT) against the backdrop of a dramatic lightning storm. In Bangkok, Thailand lights went out at the well-known...

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Precipitation Record For Spokane WA Area First Six Months Of 2012
2012-07-01 11:32:28

January 2012: Started out dry as the area only received 1.06in of rainfall which is about .76in below normal leading to an annual deficit of .76in. February 2012: Followed in January’s footsteps as being dry again; the area got only .99in of rainfall which lead to the annual deficit becoming 1.01in. March 2012: The area received a nice welcoming 3.29in of rainfall on the month which is about 1.92in above normal and brought the annual amount back to a positive 1.08in. April 2012:...

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