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Article ID: 663076

Soil Moisture, Snowpack Data Could Help Predict 'Flash Droughts'

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Severe 2012 drought could have been predicted months in advance.

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18-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 659792

Blending Wastewater May Help California Cope with Drought

University of California, Riverside

Researchers at UC Riverside have developed an economic model that demonstrates how flexible wastewater treatment processes which blend varying levels of treated effluent can create a water supply that benefits crops and is affordable.

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25-Aug-2016 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 658891

With Droughts and Downpours, Climate Change Feeds Chesapeake Bay Algal Blooms

Princeton University

Nitrogen-rich agricultural runoff into the Chesapeake Bay presents an ongoing environmental and economic concern for the bay's massive watershed. Pollution from fertilizer application feeds algal blooms that poison humans and marine life, and devastate fisheries.

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10-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 658219

Researchers Pinpoint Abrupt Onset of Modern Day Indian Ocean Monsoon System

University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

A new study by an international team of scientists reveals the exact timing of the onset of the modern monsoon pattern in the Maldives 12.9 million years ago, and its connection to past climate changes and coral reefs in the region. The analysis of sediment cores provides direct physical evidence of the environmental conditions that sparked the monsoon conditions that exist today around the low-lying island nation and the Indian subcontinent.

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29-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 658100

As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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28-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 657064

Low Snowfall, Missing Rain Making NY’s Creeks Run Dry

Cornell University

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13-Jul-2016 6:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 656694

Drought Stalls Tree Growth and Shuts Down Amazon Carbon Sink, Researchers Find

University of Exeter

A recent drought completely shut down the Amazon Basin's carbon sink, by killing trees and slowing their growth, a ground-breaking study led by researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Leeds has found. Previous research has suggested that the Amazon -the most extensive tropical forest on Earth and one of the "green lungs" of the planet -- may be gradually losing its capacity to take carbon from the atmosphere. This new study, the most extensive land-based study of the effect of drought on Amazonian rainforests to date, paints a more complex picture, with forests responding dynamically to an increasingly variable climate.

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6-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 655423

Droughts Across Europe Affect British Trees Most

University of Stirling

Environmental scientists from the University of Stirling have found beech forests across western Europe are increasingly at risk from drought - with areas of southern England worst affected.

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15-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 653145

How Ameriflux Helped Determine the Impact of the 2012 U.S. Drought on the Carbon Cycle

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In 2012, the United States experienced the warmest spring on record followed by the most severe drought since the Dust Bowl. A team of scientists used a network of Ameriflux sites to map the carbon flux across the United States during the drought.

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6-May-2016 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 650470

Autonomous Cloud Seeding Aircraft Successfully Tested in Nevada

Desert Research Institute (DRI)

A team of Nevada scientists and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) engineers have successfully flight tested the first-ever autonomous cloud seeding aircraft platform. Cloud seeding flare tests were deployed from Drone America’s DAx8 UAS aircraft flown in Reno in late January.

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24-Mar-2016 5:05 PM EDT
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