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Article ID: 622658

Reducing Water Scarcity Possible by 2050

McGill University

It is possible to significantly reduce water scarcity in just over 35 years, according to researchers from McGill University and Utrecht University. They outline strategies in six key areas that they believe can be combined in different ways in different parts of the world to effectively reduce water stress by 2050.

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29-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 622546

Southwest May Face ‘Megadrought’ This Century

Cornell University

Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts over 30 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century.

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27-Aug-2014 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 613777

Drought Contributed to Typhus Epidemics in Mexico from 1655 to 1918, Study Shows

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Epidemiological data integrated with climate data estimated from tree-ring measurements indicate that drought contributed to the spread of epidemic typhus in Mexico during the pre-modern era (1655 to 1918).

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13-Feb-2014 1:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 613575

California Drought Similar To Historic Drought In Texas, Says Texas A&M Expert

Texas A&M University

The worst drought ever to hit California could rival the historic 2011 drought that devastated Texas, says a Texas A&M University professor.

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10-Feb-2014 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 613375

Drought a Sign of the Future

Cornell University

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5-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 612696

Calif. Drought: Options Available, but Financial Impact Looms

Cornell University

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22-Jan-2014 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 612207

Drought and Drowning Equal Vulture Supermarket

Wildlife Conservation Society

Researchers have discovered that vultures, rather than aggregating where animals are most abundant as previously thought, instead focus on areas and conditions where animals are most likely to die.

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8-Jan-2014 5:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 593068

What's Behind Rising Food Prices, Beyond the U.S. Drought

Saint Joseph's University

Although many U.S. consumers were alarmed to see news reports this summer of droughts leaving shriveled crops dying in the fields, John Stanton, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, warns other factors will have a greater effect on Americans’ wallets. “Price increases from the droughts are likely to have short-term effects, but global issues can have a longer and greater impact,” Stanton explains, citing increasing demand from the rest of the world for crops like corn.

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29-Aug-2012 9:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 592408

Test of Tolerance: Diversity Keeps Grasslands Resilient to Drought, Climate Change

Kansas State University

Study finds grasslands should come out as the winner with increased periods and intensity of drought predicted in the future.

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8-Aug-2012 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 592343

Forged for Infamy: 2012 the Hottest Year on Record for Northeast

Cornell University

New data released by the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University shows the Northeast’s seven-month average (January through July) of 49.9 degrees was the warmest such period since 1895, the year such record keeping began.

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6-Aug-2012 9:00 PM EDT
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