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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The droughts of recent years have been record breaking, which anyone looking at their yard or garden could tell you. As a result, our nation has seen a record-breaking wildfire season, with over 8 million acres...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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