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March 19, 2013
Study Predicts Lag in Summer Rains Over Parts of US and Mexico
New York NY (SPX) Mar 19, 2013
A delay in the summer monsoon rains that fall over the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico is expected in the coming decades according to a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The North American monsoon delivers as much as 70 percent of the region's annual rainfall, watering crops and rangelands for an estimated 20 million people. "We hope this information can be used with other studies to build realistic expectations for water resource availability in the future," sai ... read more
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Mummy CT scans show preindustrial hunter gatherers had clogged arteries
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Young pigs prefer traditional soybean diet
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Whale's streaming baleen tangles to trap food
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