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2013-04-03 23:02:30

Sharon Kleyne Hour Host Discusses Drought with Author Charles Fishman. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 Despite the nation’s worst drought in

Intense Rainfall In The Ebro Basin Is Becoming Less Frequent
2013-02-05 11:25:23

Researchers from CSIC's Aula Dei Experimental Station in Zaragoza, Spain have confirmed that the frequency of intense rainfall has been decreasing in the Ebro basin since 1955.

2013-01-23 23:02:44

Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc has released a new free guide for drought stricken areas of North America that details how homeowners and business that rely on well water can cut the amount

Plant Water Demands Shift With Water Availability Confirmed By USDA Study
2013-01-22 13:59:07

Plants can adapt to extreme shifts in water availability, such as drought and flooding, but their ability to withstand these extreme patterns will be tested by future climate change, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators.

Amazon Rainforest Under Threat From Climate Change
2013-01-18 06:36:22

A megadrought that started in 2005 is still affecting a portion of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California, a new study led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) finds.

United States Experienced Hottest Year On Record In 2012
2013-01-09 04:04:51

A mild winter followed by a long, sweltering summer with widespread drought made 2012 the warmest year on record for the continental United States, NOAA announced on Tuesday.

2012-11-26 14:16:53

Australia should prepare now for dry times ahead by ‘banking’ its water underground when rainfall is plentiful.

Drought Index Calculations Are Flawed
2012-11-18 05:54:28

Reports claiming that the climate change has caused global drought conditions to intensify over the past several decades are flawed and based on faulty calculations, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Nature.

Mayan Civilization And Climate Change
2012-11-09 05:46:56

There has been a controversy in the scientific community about the role of climate change in the development and subsequent demise of the Maya civilization, which thrived from AD 300 to 1000.

Climate Change May Have Positive Impact On Some Desert Plants
2012-10-10 09:15:25

Some plants in arid regions benefit from climate change


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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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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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