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Southwest May Face Megadrought This Century

Southwest May Face 'Megadrought' This Century

Melissa Osgood, Cornell University Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts over 30...

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2014-08-27 08:29:19

DALLAS, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Vegetable Seeds Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)" research report to its store. This report is of 62 pages and published in August 2014. Asia is the largest market for vegetable seeds followed by Europe, North America, South America and Africa. The vegetables market is divided into 6 main crop groupings and 17 major crops. Solanaceae is the largest group that consists of tomato, pepper and...

california Central Valley drought
2014-08-19 02:30:55

Rosalie Murphy, JPL Earth Science and Technology Directorate About 60 percent of California is experiencing "exceptional drought," the U.S. Drought Monitor's most dire classification. The agency issued the same warning to Texas and the southeastern United States in 2012. California's last two winters have been among the driest since records began in 1879. Without enough water in the soil, seeds can't sprout roots, leaves can't perform photosynthesis, and agriculture can't be sustained....

2014-08-07 23:06:12

New market research reports title "Global Commercial Seeds (Conventional, Biotechnology) Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020” has been added to GrandViewReseach.com Report Database. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/commercial-seeds-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The Global market for commercial seeds (http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/commercial-seeds-market) is expected to...

2014-08-07 23:05:49

New market research report titled, "Global Seed Treatment Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020,” has been added to GrandViewReseach.com report database. View full report with TOC at http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/seed-treatment-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The global market for seed treatment (http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/seed-treatment-market) is expected to reach USD 5.61 billion by 2020,...

2014-07-24 23:07:00

New market research reports title ”Global Commercial Seeds Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020 ” has been added to GrandViewReseach.com report database. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/commercial-seeds-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Global market for commercial seeds is expected to reach USD 72.09 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing population coupled...

2014-06-30 23:15:44

Market Size - $2.98 bn in 2013, Market Growth - CAGR of 9.6%, Market Trends – Ban on GM crops in developed markets to encourage seed treatment demand - latest report by Grand View Research. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/seed-treatment-market. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The global market for seed treatment is expected to reach USD 5.61 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Seed treatment demand is expected to...

Stored Carbohydrates Make Trees More Resistant To Drought
2014-06-30 03:41:47

University of Zurich How well tropical trees weather periods of drought depends on the carbohydrates stored, as revealed by a novel experiment conducted by an international team of researchers headed by ecologists from the University of Zurich in contribution to the University Research Priority Program on “Global Change and Biodiversity”. The findings are extremely important for assessing the resistance of tropical forests to climate change and reforestation. Water is the limiting...

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 of climate simulations in order to differentiate natural from man-induced forces affecting global drought and precipitation. The study's results will help interpret recent extreme climate events, such as recent years' droughts and heat waves in the Southwest U.S., and could reveal critical...

2014-06-05 23:10:38

Market Size - $45.61 bn in 2013, Market Growth - CAGR of 6.8%, Market Trends – Increasing adoption of GM seeds. View Full Report With TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/commercial-seeds-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The global market for commercial seeds is expected to reach USD 72.09 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing population coupled with reduction in arable land is expected to boost the...

CHIRPS rainfall dataset
2014-05-16 06:16:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite the fact that it has become a widely accepted practice to use modern weather satellites to monitor terrestrial rainfall, establishing a reliable context for relating space-based rainfall observations to current and historical ground-based rainfall data has been difficult. A team of researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a new dataset that can be used for environmental...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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