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Drought Worsens For Several Farming States Despite Cooling Temperatures
2012-08-24 09:35:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While cooler temperatures and rainfall have eased drought conditions in some areas around the country, many farming states continue to feel the pinch of the worst US dry spell to hit in more than fifty years. A new drought report released Thursday details the current conditions across the country, with severe to exceptional drought still occurring in much of the Midwest. The US Drought Monitor´s weekly map showed that as of...

Lessons From Ancient Egypt On Climate and Drought
2012-08-16 16:13:14

Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. "Humans have a long history of having to deal with climate change," said Christopher Bernhardt, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey. "Along with other...

Persistent Drought Of 2000-04 Worst Drought In 800 Years
2012-07-30 07:41:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Western North America was plagued by a seemingly unending drought from 2000 to 2004 that left forests parched, riverbeds dry and, according to scientists, was the strongest such drought in 800 years, and could be a sign of a new “normal” standard for decades to come. The climatic extremes, which are linked to global warming, as bad as they have been, may be seen as the good old days, say a team of researchers, who...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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