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2010-04-16 13:41:41

Trinexapac-ethyl proves effective during prolonged periods of drought stress.

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2010-04-06 13:30:00

A new study has found that the Northeast is seeing more frequent "extreme precipitation events" in line with global warming predictions.

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2010-03-31 05:13:44

On Tuesday, weather experts said that El Nino has peaked and would probably disappear by mid-year.

2010-03-30 14:21:48

Nations of the Greater Mekong Subregion need to 'rethink' their agricultural industries to meet future food needs, given the social shifts and climate changes that are forecast for the coming decades.

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2010-03-30 08:35:00

Decades of drought, interspersed with intense monsoon rains, may have helped bring about the fall of Cambodia's ancient Khmer civilization at Angkor nearly 600 years ago, according to an analysis of tree rings, archeological remains and other evidence.

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2010-02-21 08:06:50

Residents of the southern United States and the Caribbean have seen it many times during the summer months—a whitish haze in the sky that seems to hang around for days.

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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.

2010-02-05 20:14:00

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water is continuing the call for water conservation by urging all of its Los Angeles County customers to turn off outdoor irrigation systems as rain storms are predicted to return to the region this weekend.

2010-02-05 19:53:00

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water is continuing the call for water conservation by urging all of its San Diego County customers to turn off outdoor irrigation systems as rain storms are predicted to return to the region this weekend.

2010-01-19 12:38:04

Computer simulations for drought-prone areas reveal that when urban water planners combine three approaches of buying water -- permanent rights, options and leases -- the city avoids surplus water and high costs, and reduces shortages, according to civil engineers.


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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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