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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.

Mapping Plant Stress
2012-12-06 18:06:13

This past summer, American farmers watched helplessly as billions of dollars worth of crops succumbed to drought conditions.

Experts Seek Retraction Of Monsanto Study
2012-12-02 09:02:49

European food safety officials have condemned a controversial study that suggested genetically modified vegetables caused tumors in rats.

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.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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