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

While cooler temperatures and rainfall have eased drought conditions across the country, many farming states continue to feel the pinch of the worst US dry spell to hit in more than fifty years.

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.

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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.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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