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Taps Run Dry for Half of Zimbabwe’s Capital City, Affecting Millions

More than 2 million people in and around Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, are currently without access to municipal drinking water, the result of a years-long drought and high water pollution levels, Climate Change News reported.

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NASA’s Aqua Satellite Documents the Brief Life of Tropical Depression 4E

The Eastern Pacific Ocean generated the fourth tropical cyclone of the hurricane season on July 13 and by the next day, it had already weakened into a remnant low pressure area.

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New Analysis Reveals Challenges for Drought Management in Oregon’s Willamette River Basin

In Oregon’s fertile Willamette River Basin, where two-thirds of the state’s population lives, managing water scarcity would be more effective if conservation measures were introduced in advance and upstream from the locations where droughts are likely to cause shortages, according to a new study.

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Researchers Publish New Study on Citrus Greening Disease

Orange juice is a staple on many breakfast tables, but the future availability of citrus products is threatened by the global spread of huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening disease.

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Curbing Indoor Air Pollution in India

Around the world, more than three billion people – nearly half the world’s population – cook their food using solid fuels like firewood and charcoal on open fires or traditional stoves. 

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SwRI, UTSA Researchers Create Innovative Model for sCO2 Power Generation

Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio are collaborating to acquire data for a computational model for supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) energy generation. 

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How Much Water Do Snowpacks Hold? OSU Finds a Better Way to Answer the Question

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as well as scientists.

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El Niño Linked to Widespread Crop Failures

The El Niño climate cycle has been responsible for widespread simultaneous crop failure in different regions of the world, a study has found, putting pressure on countries to prepare for future weather events.

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Study Documents Impacts of Selective Logging and Associated Disturbance on Intact Forest Landscapes and Wildlife of Northern Congo

A new study says that the tropical forests of Western Equatorial Africa (WEA) – which include significant stands of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) – are increasingly coming under pressure from logging, poaching, and associated disturbances.

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NASA-NOAA Satellite Tracking Barry Through Louisiana, Arkansas

Barry, now a tropical depression, continues moving slowly north through Arkansas and rainfall and flooding remains a concern.

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