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2014-06-17 20:21:12

ALBANY, N.Y., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, University at Albany atmospheric scientist Aiguo Dai is studying more than a century

2014-06-12 23:09:03

Former NASA and NOAA Climatologist L.

2014-06-12 16:27:31

DAVIS, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the early successes of this year's drought response in California is the work of Klamath Basin farmers to rapidly establish cover

Food Security Boosted By ESA’s Soil Moisture And Ocean Salinity Mission
2014-05-22 03:16:39

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought and improve crop yield in regions prone to famine.

United States' Cultural Heritage At Risk Due To Changing Climate
2014-05-20 14:19:50

From Faneuil Hall in Boston to the Bering Land Bridge National Monument in Alaska, Americans treasure numerous national landmarks and a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists has found that many of these sites are under threat from the effects of climate change.

2014-05-09 23:00:38

Bureau of Reclamation released final environmental documents for the proposed annual transfers of up to 7,500 acre-feet of Firebaugh Canal Water District’s Central Valley Project water to the

US Corn Yields Growing More Sensitive To Heat And Drought
2014-05-02 03:13:58

US corn yields are growing more sensitive to heat and drought, according to research by environmental scientist David Lobell. Farmers are faced with difficult tradeoffs in adapting to a changing climate in which unfavorable weather will become more common.

Tree Rings Reveal A History Of Drought In Utah
2014-05-02 05:21:34

New research on tree rings in Utah has revealed that some droughts of the past 576 years were much more severe than anything seen since the start of the 20th century.

2014-04-24 23:12:06

Retired NOAA/NASA climatologist L.

NASA Satellite Data Show Drought May Take Toll On Congo Rainforest
2014-04-24 03:15:45

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.


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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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