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2009-02-09 12:00:00

The latest series of wildfires to hit Australia appeared to be intensified due to climate change, scientists reported on Monday.

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2009-02-09 06:15:00

The government of Kenya has declared a state of emergency due to a cruel drought that is starting to bite into east Africa's biggest economy.

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2009-02-04 16:36:01

A new study by researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) finds that warming and cooling cycles in the Indian Ocean may be responsible for Australia’s major droughts.

2009-01-30 16:18:26

California is hovering near the worst drought in the state's history, officials said after reporting the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 61 percent of normal. California usually gets about 20 percent of its annual precipitation in January, but this year a string of dry, sunny days graced the state, reducing the anticipated precipitation, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The dry weather is occurring as the state's water system is pressured by an increasing population, an old infrastructure and...

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2009-01-30 12:52:10

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Thursday a new survey of California winter snows showed the most populous state is facing one of the worst droughts in its history.

2009-01-26 16:05:00

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2009-01-22 08:52:19

Global grain markets are facing breaking point according to new research by the University of Leeds into the agricultural stability of China.

2009-01-09 13:29:28

An expert warned Friday that Cyprus runs the risk of desertification by the end of this century as it feels the brunt of climate change and drought.

2009-01-08 11:15:00

When extremes of drought and flood come in rapid succession, the extent of damage to vegetation may depend in part on the sequence of those events, according to a new study published in The American Naturalist.


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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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Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'