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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.

2008-07-28 03:00:24

By Cherish Wilson, The Shelby Star, N.C. Jul. 28--Don't let the rain fool you. It'll take more than a few storms rolling through the area to quench the deficit. Shelby is an astounding 72 inches of rain below normal in almost 12 years. That's more than 6 feet of water missing.

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Katie Stallcup, Opelika-Auburn News, Ala. Jul. 23--Despite recent rainfall, East Alabama is still in a severe drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

2008-07-21 03:00:25

By Lutey, Tom Last month, as Montanans teetering on the edge of drought were suddenly singing in the rain, folks in Raymond Wang's parched northeast corner of the state were singing the blues.

2008-07-19 12:00:27

By Anna Ferguson, The Brunswick News, Ga. Jul. 19--Gray clouds and scattered rain hung over the Golden Isles this week, putting a damper on beach-going vacation plans but easing significantly the area's dry conditions. Between a 24-hour period beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday and ending 8 a.m.

2008-07-19 09:00:00

By Christopher Lavender, The Free Press, Kinston, N.C. Jul. 19--Moderate drought conditions will continue for Lenoir County and surrounding areas this weekend as farmers attempt to cope with their crop losses caused by the weather's dry conditions.


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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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