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2008-06-20 18:00:15

By Suzanne Ulbrich, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 20--The drought conditions are back. The most recent Southeast Drought Monitor this week indicates Onslow and Carteret counties are under moderate drought conditions -- but the area is better off than most in the state. The U.S.

2008-06-20 09:00:17

By NATASHA ROBINSON By Natasha Robinson The Associated Press RALEIGH Almost all of North Carolina is now in a drought, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday. The report shows 97 percent of the state in some form of drought, up from 65 percent last week.

2008-06-20 09:00:00

China has refilled its largest freshwater lake in the north in a five-month operation with diverted water from the Yellow River, saving the lake from drying out as a result of its headwaters being used for Olympic emergency water supply reservoirs.

2008-06-20 06:00:15

By Jason Hardin, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 20--Just one month ago, half of the state -- including a slice of eastern Guilford County -- had finally climbed out of the drought category as measured by the U.S. Drought Monitor. That was then.

2008-06-19 00:00:00

In more than four decades of farming, South Plains cotton producer Rickey Bearden says he's never seen an early growing season like this one.

2008-06-17 12:00:27

By Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine Jun. 17--FARGO, N.D. -- Farmers and ranchers in western North Dakota still are suffering from drought despite recent rains. Grass is very short and stockwater in dams is very low and dry in places.

2008-06-16 15:00:20

By Brenda Duran, Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif. Jun. 14--LONG BEACH -- Water conservation and energy shortages have taken center stage on a national level and will remain a priority, U.S.

2008-06-16 09:00:33

By Monica Chen, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jun. 16--DURHAM -- 100-degree days. Stultifying heat. Your car feels hotter than an oven and the concrete under your feet feels even through your shoes like it could fry eggs in two seconds flat.

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By Katie Stallcup, Opelika-Auburn News, Ala. Jun. 14--It could be another dry summer, but so far, things are shaping up a little better than last year, weather experts say. According to the U.S.

2008-06-14 03:00:17

By Rob Pavey State Climatologist David Stooksbury's semi-monthly drought update has rolled a growing number of upstate Georgia counties into the "extreme drought" category.


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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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