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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.

2008-06-27 12:02:35

By Miranda Baines, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 27--Rain from Thursday evening's thunderstorm brought much-needed relief to Rockingham County. But the county will need far more than sporadic rainfall to get out of a severe drought. Experts say the dry weather is here to stay.

2008-06-27 09:02:35

ADB helping China improve ecosystem in major lake MANILA, June 25 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping China address and reverse decades of ecological degradation to one of the nation's most valuable fresh-water resources, the lender said on Wednesday.

2008-06-26 18:02:30

By BRANDON LARRABEE ATLANTA - By July, more Georgia counties could face tougher restrictions on water use as the state's historic drought continues to worsen, state officials said Wednesday.

2008-06-26 15:02:24

A U.S.-led international team of scientists said it's determined extreme climatic weather events can produce a sharp increase in infectious diseases.

2008-06-26 12:02:41

By Alex Breitler, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jun. 26--Two years of drought have California's water managers scrambling. What if we had 200 years of drought? It's happened, a number of scientists say. And it could happen again.

2008-06-24 06:02:30

By Matthew Eisley and Lynn Bonner, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 24--Successive thunderstorms of the past few days soaked lawns and cushioned reservoir supplies, but they didn't come close to ending the drought. Still, we'll take it.

2008-06-21 15:00:14

By Sean Boone, Walton Sun, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Jun. 21--The Florida Panhandle is still behind in rainfall, but severe drought conditions that plagued the area last year have subsided.

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.

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  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.