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2014-01-14 23:23:46

Ancient Anasazi Also Disappeared Due to Short-Sighted Water Policy Says Author CD Shelton on the Sharon Kleyne Hour. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Modern civilization, with its growing populations and shrinking per-capita water supply, could learn many lessons about water conservation from the ancient Anasazi culture of the United States Southwest. That was the conclusion of author and Biology Professor CD Shelton, PhD, in a recent interview on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of...

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2006-07-10 16:15:00

WASHINGTON -- Climate warming could spell disaster for much of the multibillion-dollar U.S. wine industry. Areas suitable for growing premium wine grapes could be reduced by 50 percent - and possibly as much as 81 percent - by the end of this century, according to a study Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper indicates increasing weather problems for grapes in such areas as California's Napa and Sonoma valleys. The main problem: An increase in the frequency of...

2005-09-01 11:30:12

By Alonso Soto CHICAGO (Reuters) - When silver-haired Juan Loza rose to talk about his four years picking cotton in Texas for the U.S. government nearly half a century ago, his voice cracked and his eyes watered. "I'm proud to have been part of the history of this country," Loza, 66, told a graying crowd of former Mexican migrant workers gathered in Chicago this week to tell their stories to the Smithsonian Institution for a history project. They were among the roughly 5 million...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'