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Climate Change Not At Fault For Record US Drought In 2012
2013-04-12 15:09:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In pushing for his green agenda, President Barack Obama has repeatedly cited last year´s massive drought, which cost the US $35 billion, as evidence of climate change. However, a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that a bizarre confluence of natural variations was responsible for the precipitous drop in rainfall levels across the United States last summer. "This is one of those...

2010-11-10 12:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the recommendations of the Pennsylvania Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it has removed about two-thirds of the state from drought watch and warning status. DEP lifted the declarations for 46 counties located primarily in central and eastern Pennsylvania. In western Pennsylvania, 21 counties either remain in or were reclassified to drought watch status. "The remnants of Tropical...

2008-10-06 12:00:22

U.S. scientists say whether another Great Plains 1930s-type "dust bowl" again develops depends on underground water storage depth. Recent modeling results show the depth of the water table, which results from lateral water flow at the surface and subsurface, determines the relative susceptibility of regions to changes in temperature and precipitation. "Groundwater is critical to understand the processes of recharge and drought in a changing climate," said Reed Maxwell, an atmospheric...

2008-10-02 18:00:14

Weather forecasts are predicting rain in all parts of the state on Friday and in some parts on Saturday. In preparation for the first rain of the season, Lester Snow, the director of the California Department of Water Resources, issued the following statement today: "Weather forecasters are predicting rain this week in both Northern and Southern California. However, it is important for Californians to understand that a small rainstorm will not end our water problems. We will still be in a...


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