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2008-07-11 12:00:31

By Matt Garfield / mgarfield@heraldonline.com Area utility officials agreed Thursday to hold off on heightened water restrictions, though they gave the idea some serious thought during a conference call.

2008-07-11 12:00:31

By Beth Velliquette, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jul. 11--CARRBORO -- The N.C. Drought Monitor has indicated a worsening drought across the state, but so far in July at the OWASA water treatment plant, there's already been more rain than usual this month.

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By Kathy Marks The drought in Australia's main food bowl, the Murray-Darling Basin, has worsened, with record low inflows into the river system in June and an even gloomier situation predicted for the coming months.

2008-07-10 09:01:02

400 mln U.S. dollars food appeal launched for vulnerable Afghans KABUL, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Afghan government and United Nations on Wednesday launched a joint appeal for over 404 million U.S.

2008-07-08 09:00:36

Text of report by Iraqi newspaper Al-Mashriq on 3 July ["Wave of Drought Affects Vast Areas in Iraq"] Iraq, also known as the land between the two rivers, currently suffers from a severe water shortage, which many farmers say could lead to a wide-scale wave of drought as a result of low rainfall during the winter season and the water policies of neighbouring countries.

2008-07-01 09:00:35

By Daniel Goldberg, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jul. 1--CARRBORO -- A return to water usage restrictions is not imminent for Orange Water and Sewer Authority customers despite below-normal rainfall in June, according to water utility officials.

2008-07-01 03:00:20

By Joey Holleman, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jul. 1--With conditions worsening by the day, the drought status for five Upstate counties was upgraded Monday to extreme, the worst rung in the state's four-step classification system.

2008-06-29 21:02:39

By SARAH STACK TENS of thousands of Ethiopians are on the brink of starving to death because of a massive food shortage.

2008-06-29 09:01:33

FORTH WORTH, Texas _ For many farmers and ranchers, it's becoming an all-too-familiar routine: One drought ends and another begins. Over the last 12 years, Texas has weathered five droughts, and another might be in the works.

2008-06-27 15:02:33

By Dennis Pollock, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jun. 27--U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is urging U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer to quickly provide drought assistance to California farmers using an agricultural disaster program authorized by the recently enacted Farm Bill.


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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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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.