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Colorado River Expected To Experience Shrinkage
2012-12-24 06:05:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers anticipate the Colorado River will shrink by 10-percent over the next few decades, and that could spell trouble for the approximately 40 million people who rely on it for water. Richard Seager, a climate scientist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and colleagues report the river will fall victim to warmer weather caused by increasing amounts of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere....

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2009-10-02 10:27:21

Others Were Far Worse; Population, Planning Are the Real Problems A 2005-2007 dry spell in the southeastern United States destroyed billions of dollars of crops, drained municipal reservoirs and sparked legal wars among a half-dozen states"”but the havoc came not from exceptional dryness but booming population and bad planning, says a new study. Researchers from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory defied conventional wisdom about the drought by showing that it was...

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2007-04-05 13:35:00

WASHINGTON - Changing climate will mean increasing drought in the Southwest - a region where water already is in tight supply - according to a new study. "The bottom line message for the average person and also for the states and federal government is that they'd better start planning for a Southwest region in which the water resources are increasingly stretched," said Richard Seager of Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. Seager is lead author of the study published online...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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