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  1. ADM Bows to Shareholder Pressure, Commits to New Deforestation PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Triple Pundit

    ... of orangutan habitat , for example, is a difficult one to ignore. Furthermore, at a time of growing desertification, drought and environmental degradation, the surging demand for soy and palm oil threaten the world's rain forests - the destruction ...

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  2. Weather extremes hurt maize cropRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Iol.co.za

    Malawi will see a "substantial decrease" in the maize harvest of its staple maize crop in 2015 due to a combination of floods and drought, Agriculture Minister Allan Chiyembekeza said on Wednesday. Malawi, which had a bumper crop of 3.9 million tons in 2014 and a surplus of over a million tons, has experienced torrential rains, forcing its government to declare half of the country a disaster zone.

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  3. Drought-stricken California set to measure snowpackRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Drought-stricken California will conduct its final manual snow survey on Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada - and the outlook isn't good. The snowpack has been in decline since electronic measurements on Dec. 30 found the statewide snow water equivalent at 50 percent of the historical average for that date.

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  4. Steele: Ornamental grasses a low-maintenance alternative to lawnRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... grass prairie natives, Bouteloua gracilis (blue grama grass) and Sporobolus heterolepsis (prairie dropseed) are very drought tolerant clump formers that can be used in garden beds but also look beautiful in mass plantings and meadow-like situations. ...

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  5. Global water shortages come into focusRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | Daily Echo

    ... the project called 'Vaccinating the Nexus', which will investigate how extreme climate events, such as flooding, drought or energy shortages, may help inform environmentally sustainable and secure systems. It will use information collected during ...

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  6. Project Gambia: In the Field - Day 9Read the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

    ... appeal. The News joined forces with the Ridgewood High School project to provide a much needed water supply for the drought-stricken area. The group visited the farm to get a chance to see firsthand how the money that is being raised by the appeal ...

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  7. Minimal Sierra Nevada Snowpack Will Not Ease California's DroughtRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | National Public Radio

    The latest figures on the California drought are expected to be released on Wednesday. The state's snowpack - a major source of water for the rest of the year - is estimated to stand at just 6 percent of normal.

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  8. Andy Wells still beating the denial drumRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Telegram

    ... It hasn't. In fact, ocean temperatures have risen significantly in the past 10 years. Weather has become wilder, drought more widespread, and polar ice is melting faster than originally predicted. But hey, it just snowed! Global warming must be a ...

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  9. Damages to corn, rice from dry spell in R-11 can reach P305M - officialRead the original story

    1 hr ago | MindaNews

    ... affected 15,000 hectares of rice and 12,192 hectares of corn. The department began to monitor the impact of the long drought since the state weather bureau issued an advisory in December last year. "The dry spell could potentially result to P147 ...

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  10. Noble Foundation Scientists, Global Colleagues Make mRNA DiscoveryRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Agri Marketing

    ... adjust to and remain productive even in the stressful conditions. If placed under other stress conditions, such as drought, additional mobile mRNAs may be found. This discovery could be the basis for more research that will capitalize on this ...

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  11. NIC: Expanded drought management plan will improve service to customersRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Jamaica Observer

    THE National Irrigation Commission has expanded its drought management plan to improve service to its more than 3,600 customers. Last year the agricultural sector was significantly impacted by drought conditions and word out of the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change is that Jamaica is one of those countries to be impacted by climate change, hence drought conditions will become a recurring decimal.

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  12. Campus growth will increase water usage, despite conservation effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Texan

    ... tunnels to more than 160 campus buildings, where it is received and used as a cooling medium. Because of the ongoing drought in Central Texas, Austin City Council set a goal of reducing water use to 140 gallons per capita per day by 2020. As a ...

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  13. Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa's SahelRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Counterpunch

    ... national priority here in Eritrea on the eastern end of the Sahel. Remember Michael Jackson and the great Ethiopian drought and famine of the early 1980's? That was just the beginning. In 2003 and 2004 we here in Eritrea next door to Ethiopia ...

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  14. Drought-Stricken California Set to Measure Snowpack15 minutes agoRead the original story

    1 hr ago | ABC News

    Drought-stricken California will conduct its final manual snow survey on Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada - and the outlook isn't good. The snowpack has been in decline since electronic measurements on Dec. 30 found the statewide snow water equivalent at 50 percent of the historical average for that date.

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  15. Study: Climate change could mean more heat and extreme weather for ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Windsor Now

    ... Northern Colorado economics professor Mark Eiswerth. "Reductions in average precipitation and increased incidence of drought cause water supplies to diminish - but at the same time, reduced natural precipitation and hotter weather increase the ...

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  16. How and Why has the Ethiopian Strategy on the Renaissance Dam Succeeded?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    ... Thus the star of the Plateau began to rise politically and economically, ending years of famine, aridity and drought which characterised Ethiopia's international image. (3) Then Ethiopia relied in its Renaissance Dam strategy on the element of ...

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  17. April Fools, climate same, looking ugly, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Colorado Springs Independent

    ... ... they all have their "science"! Mr. Hazlehurst falls in line with old phrases: "settled science," "catastrophic drought, sea level rise," "existential threat." He calls candidates in a mayoral debate "illiterate" in a child's argument; ...

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  18. Hold the Ice: SF Bars Offer Discounted Drinks to Fight DroughtRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NBC Bay Area

    Ian Cull reports. Two San Francisco bars are trying to conserve water, and making drinks stronger, to help fight California's historic drought.

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  19. Time, costs plague projectRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Quay County Sun

    By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE - The Ute Lake Pipeline intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water. The lifeline, however, might not reach the region for more than a decade, even though officials say some areas don't have that long before wells dry up.

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  20. Climate pledges: Deadline sees slow but promising startRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | New Vision

    ... Climate Change (IPCC), the global mean temperature could rise by up to 4.8 C this century alone, a recipe for worse drought, flood and rising seas. A 2 C pathway requires annual greenhouse-gas cuts of 40-70 percent by 2050, compared to levels in ...

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