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Wildfires Burning Western US Are More Frequent And Bigger

Wildfires Burning Western US Are More Frequent And Bigger

American Geophysical Union Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more...

Latest Drought Stories

2014-04-14 23:01:53

Rise in Snowpack Feeding Colorado River Minor in Long-Term Drought Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 While the snowpack that feeds the Colorado River is expected to produce 5 percent more water this year, noted climatologist Evelyn Browning-Garriss of the Browning Newsletter says the main event that could bring more serious relief from the Western drought is a potential El Nino brewing in the Pacific. “California is seeing snowpack that is 23 percent of normal and the state’s...

2014-04-09 16:44:10

Detecting drought before it causes more catastrophe: the news could go down like a cool drink of water for regions feeling the heat. University of Cincinnati researchers are at work tracking drought patterns across the United States. Qiusheng Wu, a doctoral student and research assistant for the UC Department of Geography, and Hongxing Liu, a UC professor and head of the Department of Geography, will present details this week at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers...

2014-03-25 23:23:50

Agricultural Expert Steve Shenk Seeks to Better Prepare Americans for Extreme Weather Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Nationally renowned agricultural and food supply expert Steve Shenk believes Americans are ill-prepared for when rising fruit, produce, dairy and beef prices hit in full force as a result of the drought in parts of the mid-West and the West Coast. The Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service predicted in January that drought...

Ghengis Khan's Rule Was Aided By A Warm, Wet Climate: Study
2014-03-12 11:11:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The 13th century Mongolian conqueror Genghis Khan relied on hordes of Mongol warriors to expand his empire. Now, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it has been determined that Genghis was also aided by the favorable effects of climate change. In the report, a team of American and Mongolian scientists described how they used an analysis of tree rings to show that from 1211 to 1225 Mongolia...

2014-03-06 23:25:45

Interview with Author of Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization, on Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne's Radio Show. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Fresh water scarcity is the world's most explosive humanitarian and political crisis, reports author Steven Solomon. Speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, On the show, Solomon described several countries where fresh water scarcity is critical or could...

NASA Working On Better Water Resource Management For California
2014-02-26 12:23:24

[ Watch the Video: How Is NASA Helping With The California Drought? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is developing a new technology that could help better manage and monitor water resources in California during the state’s historic drought. The space agency is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to apply advanced remote sensing and improved forecast modeling to better assess water resources, monitor drought conditions and...

2014-02-19 23:28:08

Recent comments by President Obama and Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles are misinformed about Californian drought, say Friends of Science, citing the historic evidence of mega-epoch droughts throughout the Medieval Warm Period. Global warming stopped naturally about 16 years ago; droughts are affected by the position of the jet stream and other natural factors according to scientific experts. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti claimed the California...

NASA Satellite Image Shows California Experiencing Record Drought
2014-02-19 08:13:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Much of the American West is suffering from a persistent dry spell with California seeing the worst of it. And the drought is so bad in California that it can be seen from space. Using data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites, NASA scientists released an image detailing the severity of the conditions in California. The state’s mountains and vegetation cover...

2014-02-05 23:25:08

Bio Logic Aqua Research founder Sharon Kleyne educates about California drought, water vapor as a greenhouse gas, global dry eye crisis and much more. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 When a high-ranking water policy official, discussing the record breaking California drought, hung up on radio host Sharon Kleyne during an on-air interview, Kleyne knew that people were finally taking her show and message seriously. Kleyne’s show, Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® will soon...

2014-02-04 23:01:31

El Nino Could Be Light at End of Tunnel Las Vegas, Nev. (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Winter is only half over, and the extreme cold has already broken thousands of records in the Central and Eastern U.S. Meanwhile, the Western U.S. is breaking drought records. Both are caused by a dynamic jet stream shifting the cold far north in the West and far south in the East says Evelyn Browning-Garriss, noted climatologist and author, who predicted this extremely cold winter and California drought in...


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Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

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