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Uh-Oh: China Hurting from Drought

From The New York Times: A severe drought in northern China has badly damaged the winter wheat crop and left the ground very dry for the spring planting, fueling inflation and alarming China’s leaders. … Rising food prices were a problem … Continue reading

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The River Vanishes

While Colombia drowns, the Amazon is drying. National Geographic has a slideshow on the Rio Negro, a major tributary of the Amazon, which has … dropped to a depth of about 46 feet (14 meters)—the lowest point since record-keeping began … Continue reading

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