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2008-08-29 15:00:30

Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Fay delivered relief to North Carolina but not enough to end the state's drought, scientists said. Jerard Bales, director of the U.S. Geological Survey North Carolina Water Science Center, said the record-breaking drought is far from over.

2008-08-28 03:00:36

The creek that runs across the eighth hole at Countryside Golf Club in Roanoke was dry Monday evening. The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay might have provided some water to it temporarily, but recent rain will not end the drought that lingers over Southwest Virginia.

2008-08-17 12:00:20

By JOHN FUQUAY By John Fuquay The Fayetteville Observer RALEIGH It may not be as apparent as last year, but water management officials are predicting a dry spell in coming weeks that could rival last year's record drought.

2008-08-13 06:00:29

By Larry Copeland Focusing irrigation helps them to be efficient and conserve vital resource CAMILLA, Ga. -- Water conservation hasn't always been a top priority for farmers in this southwest corner of the state. That's because water has been plentiful in the Flint River Basin.

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2008-08-12 12:05:00

Recent study suggests experience of old matriarchs may help herds survive in age of climate change.

2008-08-12 06:00:33

By Andrew Martin A souvenir in the corner of Doron Ovits's office attests to the challenges of farming in Israel. It is a mangled piece of metal, and Ovits said it had come from a rocket that landed in a field recently, lobbed from the Gaza Strip.

2008-08-11 09:00:55

By Andrew Martin A souvenir in the corner of Doron Ovits's office attests to the challenges of farming in Israel. It is a mangled piece of metal, and Ovits said it had come from a rocket that landed in a field recently, lobbed from the Gaza Strip.

2008-08-06 03:00:29

By Joey Holleman, The State, Columbia, S.C. Aug. 6--Extreme drought was declared Tuesday in nine more counties in the Upstate, while afternoon thunderstorms have kept the rest of the state from deteriorating this summer.

2008-07-30 09:00:45

By Bill Scanlon For the farmers and ranchers who make a living off of Colorado's arid land, there's more at stake this drought year than browning lawns or serial sunburns. Gov.


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Desertification
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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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