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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While cooler temperatures and rainfall have eased drought conditions in some areas around the country, many farming states continue to feel the pinch of the worst US dry spell to hit in more than fifty years. A new drought report released Thursday details the current conditions across the country, with severe to exceptional drought still occurring in much of the Midwest. The US Drought Monitor´s weekly map showed that as of...

Grace Mission Helps Monitor Drought In the US
2011-12-01 08:35:21

The record-breaking drought in Texas that has fueled wildfires, decimated crops and forced cattle sales has also reduced groundwater levels in much of the state to the lowest levels in more than 60 years, according to new national maps produced by NASA using data from the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (Grace) mission. The map are distributed by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The latest groundwater map,...

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2011-08-01 07:10:00

Nearly 12 percent of the contiguous US land area experienced record drought in July, reaching the highest levels in the history of the US Drought Monitor, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL). The drought fell into the "exceptional" classification during the month of July, peaking at 11.96 percent on 12 July. That level had never been recorded in the 12-year history of the drought monitor, said Brian Fuchs, UNL assistant...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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