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Drought Is Sweet News For Wineries
2012-08-27 05:49:32

While drought conditions throughout much of the United States are hampering corn and soybean crops, there might be some benefit to the lack of rain after all -- to oenophiles, at least.

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

While cooler temperatures and rainfall have eased drought conditions across the country, many farming states continue to feel the pinch of the worst US dry spell to hit in more than fifty years.

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

Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.