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2009-04-17 07:15:00

The kinds of devastating droughts that claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people in Africa’s Sahel region in the 1960’s and 70’s may represent a normal natural occurrence rather than an anomaly, according to new research.

2009-04-07 16:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmers and ranchers in designated counties with extreme or severe drought conditions may apply for assistance from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in California until May 8, 2009.

2009-03-27 14:45:00

FRESNO, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmers in drought-stricken areas of California opting not to plant crops this year are being advised to leave their fields in "roughed up" condition to prevent soil loss due to wind erosion. Large portions of the state are currently classified by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska as experiencing severe or extreme drought.

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2009-03-24 11:45:00

A 1918 El Nino event may have been much more intense than experts previously considered, according to new research.

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2009-03-18 06:50:00

According to the 5th World Water Forum, nations should begin building defense systems to fight floods and drought which could be multiplying due to climate change.

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2009-03-13 13:25:00

In the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, the most productive agriculture region anywhere in the world, almond farmer Marvin Meyers has moved into water banking.

2009-03-11 13:18:26

U.S. scientists say the only tornado to hit downtown Atlanta in recorded history may have formed because of previous rainfall in the drought-stricken area. On March 14, 2008, a tornado swept through downtown Atlanta, with 130 mile-per-hour winds.

2009-03-11 09:45:41

Drought worries intensified as a U.S.

2009-03-09 11:00:00

Company Applies for USDA Approval, Submissions in Key Import Markets to Follow ST. LOUIS, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In keeping with its commitment to deliver innovations for agriculture, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has completed regulatory submissions in the U.S.

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2009-03-06 12:45:00

The Amazon is surprisingly sensitive to drought, according to new research conducted throughout the world's largest tropical forest.


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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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