Browsing the "Rainfall/Precipitation" Category

Washed Away – Book Review

August 14th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

In 1913, a large storm hit the midwestern U.S. The resulting tornadoes, rains, and floods produced one of the largest natural disasters in the nation's history and changed the way the country approaches disaster preparation


Deforestation Contributes to Extreme Drought in Somalia

November 19th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Massive deforestation is contributing to an extreme drought in Somalia. Areas that used to be savannah are now dusty and littered with tree stumps. If deforestation continues at the current rate, large parts of the country will be desert within twenty years



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