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July 28, 2016
Distant volcanic eruptions foster saguaro cacti baby booms
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 28, 2016
One hundred and thirty years ago, the volcano Krakatoa erupted in what is now Indonesia, unleashing a cataclysm locally and years of cool temperatures and rain globally. On the far side of the world, a bumper crop of saguaro cacti were getting their start in life in Arizona's Sonoran Desert. Many of the large exemplars of the famous cacti standing spiny and tall with arms akimbo in the Southwest today started their lives in the shadow of the 1883 eruption. Biogeographer Taly Drezner believes that ... read more

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China rain leaves one dead, 34 missing: report
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