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drought in the southwest
2014-08-29 04:00:16

Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts over 30 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century.

california Central Valley drought
2014-08-19 02:30:55

NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite, scheduled to launch this winter, will collect the kind of local data agricultural and water managers worldwide need.

2014-07-08 23:10:57

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Urges Greater Women Involvement in Water and Drought Issues as Water Crisis Increases, as Living Water International Announces 2014 Gala Honoring

2014-06-18 23:11:23

Despite Recent Improvement in Water Conservation, Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Wonders if We’re Even Asking the Right Questions Grants Pass,

2014-06-17 20:21:12

ALBANY, N.Y., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, University at Albany atmospheric scientist Aiguo Dai is studying more than a century

2014-06-12 23:09:03

Former NASA and NOAA Climatologist L.

2014-06-12 16:27:31

DAVIS, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the early successes of this year's drought response in California is the work of Klamath Basin farmers to rapidly establish cover

Food Security Boosted By ESA’s Soil Moisture And Ocean Salinity Mission
2014-05-22 03:16:39

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought and improve crop yield in regions prone to famine.

United States' Cultural Heritage At Risk Due To Changing Climate
2014-05-20 14:19:50

From Faneuil Hall in Boston to the Bering Land Bridge National Monument in Alaska, Americans treasure numerous national landmarks and a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists has found that many of these sites are under threat from the effects of climate change.

2014-05-09 23:00:38

Bureau of Reclamation released final environmental documents for the proposed annual transfers of up to 7,500 acre-feet of Firebaugh Canal Water District’s Central Valley Project water to the


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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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.