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

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.

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

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.

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

Russia is halting all shipments of American corn due to a study that revealed a higher risk in breast cancer.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.