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Article ID: 710233

As the Arctic Warms, Temperate Regions Dry Out, with Likely Effects on Society

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University researchers used climate records dating back thousands of years to demonstrate that warming in the Arctic is associated with fewer storms and increased aridity in a huge swath of the Northern Hemisphere, which could lead to dramatic effects on agriculture and population centers throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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26-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709372

Julian Schroeder Awarded International Prize for Advances in Plant Research

University of California San Diego

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor Julian Schroeder has been awarded the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation.

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11-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709121

A faster, more accurate way to monitor drought

Duke University

More than 2 billion people worldwide are affected by water shortages, wildfires, crop losses, forest diebacks or other environmental or economic woes brought on by drought.

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5-Mar-2019 11:10 AM EST
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Article ID: 708147

Preserved Leaves Reveal 7000 Years of Rainfall and Drought

University of Adelaide

A study using preserved paper-bark tea tree leaves has revealed what rainfall was like over 7000 years, including several severe droughts worse and longer lasting than the 12-year Millennium Drought.

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15-Feb-2019 6:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707127

Space technology predicts droughts several months in advance

Australian National University

Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have used new space technology to predict droughts and increased bushfire risk up to five months in advance.

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28-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706945

The value of ecological restoration: In new study, researchers find people willing to pay to protect aquifer recharge and water supply

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University researchers Julie Mueller, Adrienne Soder and Abe Springer found residents of the Phoenix metropolitan area are willing to pay to protect critical habitats, access to recreation, surface and groundwater and culturally significant areas around the Salt and Verde River watershed.

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23-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705830

Collecting clean water from air, inspired by desert life

Ohio State University

In places where water is scarce—the world’s deserts, for example—getting water to people requires feats of engineering and irrigation that can be cumbersome and expensive. A pair of new studies from researchers at The Ohio State University offers a possible solution, inspired by nature.

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26-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

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