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2011-05-22 00:02:19

This indispensable new book reveals what the future of humanity and your grandchildren may be like if we do not curtail global warming.

2011-05-11 16:47:28

VIB/UGent researchers have unveiled a mechanism that can be used to develop crop varieties resistant to mild droughts.

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2011-05-10 11:55:00

April 2011 was an extreme climate month of historic flooding, a record-breaking tornado outbreak and devastating wildfire activities in much of the United States, scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDD) say.

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2011-04-23 08:25:00

Europeans will most likely be praying for rain this Easter holiday weekend as much of the country is under the worst drought in more than a century.

2011-03-11 14:08:50

Recent droughts and floods have contributed to increases in food prices.

2011-03-04 00:43:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, people living in North Eastern Kenya have suffered drought- related calamities and their cries have often fallen on deaf ears. Thousands have died owing to scarcity of food, shortage of water and their livestock rotting to bare carcasses.

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2011-02-23 08:35:59

Multi-university team used a sediment core from Washington state’s Castor Lake to unravel regional wet/dry cycles since 4,000 BCE and found longer, more extreme periods have occurred since 1200 AD, possibly associated with changing El Niño/La Niña patterns.

2011-02-21 14:42:14

A new study released today in the EarlyView of Ecology Letters addresses forest productivity trends in Alaska, highlighting a shift in biomes caused by a warming climate.

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2011-02-04 06:30:00

A long-lasting drought that affected the Amazon Rain Forest last year was worse than the once-in-a-lifetime drought that the region suffered in 2005, and a team of British and Brazilian scientists say it may have a bigger impact on global warming than the US does in a year.

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2011-01-12 10:33:01

Scientists stated on Wednesday that global climate changes are a likely trigger of the recent intense monsoon rains that have resulted in the deadly flooding of the Australian state of Queensland.


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Desertification
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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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