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Megadrought: A Risk to Hunting, Fishing — and National Security

The Conservationist Drought might be the biggest threat to wildlife in the southwestern U.S. New research has found that Megadroughts are comparable in severity to the worst droughts of the 20th century but are much longer in duration. These megadroughts could…
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Today’s drought in the West is nothing compared to what may be coming

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The long and severe drought in the U.S. Southwest pales in comparison to what’s coming: a “megadrought” that will grip that region and the central plains later this century and likely stay there for decades, a new study said.Read fu...

Study: Southwest may face ‘megadrought’ this century

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From Cornell University by Melissa Osgood | Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one tha...

Southwest May Face 'Megadrought' This Century

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Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a "megadrought" - one that lasts over 30 years - ranges from 20 to 50...

The More Coal & Oil we Burn, the worse the Southwest Megadrought

News / International Affairs : Informed Comment

NASA Goddard | – “NASA scientists used tree rings to understand past droughts and climate models incorporating soil moisture data to estimate future drought risk in the 21st century.” NASA | Megadroughts…

UA scientists find evidence of Roman period megadrought

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Almost nine hundred years ago, in the mid-12th century, the southwestern U.S. was in the middle of a multi-decade megadrought. It was the most recent extended period of severe drought known for this region. But it was not the first....

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