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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.

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.


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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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