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2010-12-14 09:55:07

If current climate projections hold true, the forests of the Southwestern United States face a bleak future, with more severe "“"“ and more frequent "“"“ forest fires, higher tree death rates, more insect infestation, and weaker trees. The findings by university and government scientists are published in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "Our study shows that regardless of rainfall going up or down, forests in the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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