drought

Ancient dinosaur tracks exposed along riverbed after drought in Texas

The tracks most likely belonged to an acrocanthosaurus, who roamed North America around 113 million years ago.

Nazi warship, sunken during WWII, exposed amid drought on Danube

The vessels were among hundreds scuttled along the Danube by Nazi Germany's Black Sea fleet in 1944 as they retreated from advancing Soviet forces.

By REUTERS
19/08/2022
China

Yangtze tributary runs dry as China faces another month of drought

China warned on Wednesday that the severe dry spell along the Yangtze could last well into September as local governments race to maintain power.

By REUTERS
18/08/2022

What is the most beneficial way to combat global warming? - study

A new study projected that it is up to 85% more beneficial to limit warming to 1.5°C globally, rather than to the accepted 2°C.

‘Smart’ water meters coming to California cities in latest effort to boost conservation

Smart meters instead send wireless signals in real-time so residents and utilities can better track water use hourly, daily or weekly, making it easier to hit conservation targets and detect leaks.

By PAUL ROGERS/THE MERCURY NEWS/TNS
21/06/2022

Rice survive droughts, floods thanks to gene network producing suberin - study

Rice is one of the single most important food crops grown worldwide but its harvests are in danger. Finding ways to strengthen them is essential for saving them.

Israel and France launch nanosatellite to monitor vegetation, predict weather

Meet the VENµS probe, which conducts routine flybys of the Earth, and attains high resolution, multispectral images of specific sites around the world.

Australia lost a third of its koalas in three years

Besides the impact of drought and fires, land clearing by property developers and road builders has destroyed the iconic marsupial's habitat.

By REUTERS
21/09/2021
Dianne Feinstein

Feinstein will step down as top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee

The 87-year-old lawmaker had come under fire from other Democrats for her friendly questioning of Amy Coney Barrett during the Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation hearings last month.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
25/11/2020

Ancient inscription reminds modern Egypt of drought risk

A granite inscription reveals that seven years during the reign of the ancient Egyptian king Djoser, the Nile failed to go through its annual flooding cycle, causing a devastating drought and famine.

By REUTERS
16/09/2020
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