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2014-01-14 23:23:46

Ancient Anasazi Also Disappeared Due to Short-Sighted Water Policy Says Author CD Shelton on the Sharon Kleyne Hour. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Modern civilization, with its growing populations and shrinking per-capita water supply, could learn many lessons about water conservation from the ancient Anasazi culture of the United States Southwest. That was the conclusion of author and Biology Professor CD Shelton, PhD, in a recent interview on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of...

Amazon Deforestation Could Mean Droughts For Western United States
2013-11-07 12:22:13

Princeton University In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in water and food shortages, and a greater risk of forest fires. The researchers report in the Journal of Climate that an Amazon stripped bare could mean 20 percent less rain for the coastal...

Recent El Nino Patterns More Active Than In Past 600 Years
2013-10-29 07:31:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of New South Wales, the University of Hawaii International Pacific Research Center and the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory have developed a new approach to analyzing paleo-climate reconstructions of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon. Their findings, published in Climate of the Past, resolve disagreements and reveals that ENSO activity during the 20th century has been unusually...

Seasonal Drying In The Amazon Has Greater Impact Than Thought
2013-10-22 07:05:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research suggests that the southern part of the Amazon Rainforest faces a higher risk of dieback (the gradual dying of plant shoots beginning at the tip) as a result of seasonal drying than reported by climate models used by the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Furthermore, University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences professor Rong Fu and her colleagues report that severe loss of...

Global Warning Future Of El Nino
2013-10-14 13:08:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Nature says that climate change could have a negative impact on the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) weather pattern. El Niño occurs in the Pacific Ocean and is an important part of the world's climate system, and new research shows how rising temperatures could affect the weather pattern in the future. During El Niño, the eastern and tropical Pacific regions of the planet warm up, while...

2013-08-21 23:21:02

In a new informative article by SureAqua, water purification company, an inquiry is made into the role that is played by droughts in the World Water Crisis. (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Planet Earth's surface area is made up of 70% water, of which only 2.5% is fresh. Unfortunately two-thirds of this is glaciers and polar ice caps. Two billion people world wide rely on ground water as their source of potable water and roughly half of America relies on groundwater. In a new informative...

2013-08-12 23:19:45

Crisis Far More Urgent than Even Jay-Z May Realize Says Water Researcher Sharon Kleyne Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Rapper and philanthropist Jay-Z is on the right track with his campaign to help people become involved with the global water crisis, reports water researcher Sharon Kleyne. While Kleyne has only high praise for the hip-hop star, she believes that his “Water for Life” campaign doesn’t go far enough and that too many people, including Jay-Z, remain uneducated...

2013-08-06 23:23:04

Sharon Kleyne predicts increasing global water wars and shortages. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 People who live where fresh, clean water is reliably and inexpensively obtained merely by turning a knob, are extremely fortunate. According to water and health research Sharon Kleyne, fresh water should never be taken for granted because even the fortunate few may eventually be impacted by water shortages and drought. Places like Alabama and Georgia, says Kleyne, are experiencing...

Severe African Drought In The 1980s Caused By Northern Pollution
2013-06-07 10:23:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1980s, decades of drought in central Africa reached the worst point. This caused Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to dry out almost completely. Initially blamed on overgrazing and bad agricultural practices, the shrinking lake and extended drought have become examples of global warming. A new study from the University of Washington reveals that the drought was cause in part by Northern...

2013-06-04 20:21:11

FRESNO, Calif., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- California is facing a one of the worst droughts it has seen in the last 20 years. This drought has the state and its farmers worried. One company, however, is guaranteeing that it can help growers manage the drought. PureSense, a precision irrigation company, announced today that it is offering growers a money-back guarantee on its market-leading technology to optimize irrigation operations and performance. "The efficiencies that our technology...


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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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