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The kinds of devastating droughts that claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people in Africaâ€™s Sahel region in the 1960â€™s and 70â€™s may represent a normal natural occurrence rather than an anomaly, according to new research.
Word of the Day
- Having no light.
- Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.