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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.

2008-07-18 00:00:20

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance on Wednesday launched an attack on the Congress-led DF government for its alleged failure to tackle drought conditions. The Opposition demanded immediate declaration of "drought" instead of "drought-like" situation in the state.

2008-07-14 09:00:48

2nd LD Writethru: UN agencies warn of growing humanitarian crisis in Horn of Africa NAIROBI, July 12 (Xinhua) -- At least 14 million people in the Horn of Africa are in urgent need of food aid, the United Nations relief agencies have warned.

2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Anonymous EXPERTS AGREE THAT an estimated 35 % of land that was cultivatable 50 years ago is now desert in 11 of Nigeria's northern states, but what they are not so sure about is why.


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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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