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

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.

2012-07-23 23:03:08

According to National Climatic Data Center, 55 percent of the United States is now in moderate to severe drought. Current drought conditions surpass the record set in December 1956.

United States Drought Monitor Released, Bad News For Agriculture
2012-07-06 13:27:14

Wave after wave of heat has baked almost half the United States into some form of drought, according to data released by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Tree Rings Tell The Tale Of Drought History
2012-07-03 11:58:11

Pitt scientists also discover unexpected complexity to the US West's patterns of drought during the Middle Ages.


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'.