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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.

Released:
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.

Released:
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.

Released:
26-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705663

Peanuts that do more with less water

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Researchers are studying peanut varieties to find a ‘water conservation’ trait. It would help the plant maintain a high yield during a drought.

Released:
19-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705634

Drought Stress Changes Microbes Living at Sorghum’s Roots

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists explore how drought-tolerant plants communicate to nearby microorganisms, suggesting ways to engineer more resilient bioenergy crops.

Released:
18-Dec-2018 3:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 705330

During Droughts, Bacteria Help Sorghum Continue Growing

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Researchers discover how certain bacteria may safeguard plant growth during a drought, making way for strategies to improve crop productivity.

Released:
12-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704435

Rethinking Australia's climate history

University of Adelaide

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found evidence of climate change that coincided with the first wave of European settlement of Australia, which effectively delivered a double-punch of drying and land clearance to the country. The research, published in Quaternary Science Reviews, suggests that eastern Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, was much drier after 1890 than the Little Ice Age period that preceded it.

Released:
27-Nov-2018 12:05 AM EST

Article ID: 703668

Millions in Danger of Food Insecurity Due to Severe Caribbean Droughts

Cornell University

Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell University research in Geophysical Research Letters.

Released:
8-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

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