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Continued Droughts Spell Bad News For Trees And Agriculture
2012-10-16 13:41:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team, led by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, geography professor has evidence suggesting that recent droughts could be the new normal. This is not good news for our nation's forests and agricultural lands. The droughts of recent years have been record breaking, which anyone looking at their yard or garden could tell you. As a result, our nation has seen a record-breaking wildfire season, with over 8 million acres...

Forests In The Southwest Could Change Due To Climate Change
2012-10-01 05:29:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rising temperatures and decreases in precipitation associated with climate change could cause "widespread tree death" in the forests of the southwestern US, which could lead to "substantial changes" both in the landscape and the creatures living there in the near future, experts warn in a new study. Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the University of Arizona, Columbia University,...

GM Corn Banned In Russia
2012-09-26 14:11:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia is halting all shipments of American corn due to a study that revealed a higher risk in breast cancer. The country has suspended the import and use of American genetically modified (GM) corn after a study suggested a link to breast cancer and organ damage. The European Food Safety Authority has followed up the action with its own review into the research. Other countries may soon follow Russia's footsteps in taking the...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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