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United States Drought Monitor Released, Bad News For Agriculture
2012-07-06 13:27:14

Wave after wave of heat has baked almost half the United States into some form of drought, according to data released by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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.

2012-04-25 11:38:38

Researchers at the University of Granada Department of Botanic have participated in an international study that has confirmed that global warming is causing plants to migrate to higher altitudes.

2012-04-04 20:26:42

Researchers, including plant researchers from the University of Copenhagen, have developed a new type of the corn-like crop sorghum, which may become very significant for food supplies in drought-prone areas.

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2012-03-30 12:53:09

The National Science Foundation has funded a study to determine past climates by studying tree rings.

World Water Day 2012
2012-03-22 09:48:05

Today marks World Water Day 2012, a day created by the United Nations that is meant to focus on the importance of sustaining freshwater sources.

Past Monsoon Changes Linked To Major Shifts In Indian Civilizations
2012-03-19 04:05:57

A fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favored lush vegetation to extended periods of drought.

2012-03-14 21:32:07

A new assessment of available water resources, published today by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), reveals that large areas in Spain and Eastern Europe have on average less than 200 mm freshwater available every year while the demand for water is three to ten times higher.

2012-03-01 20:00:00

Most water used worldwide goes toward feeding people, says report published in PLoS ONE Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 A new report published

2012-02-15 23:06:03

More than 1 in 3 counties in the United States could face a "high" or "extreme" risk of water shortages due to climate change by the middle of the 21st century.


Latest Drought Reference Libraries

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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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.