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A positive step in the face of uncertainty

Enormous uncertainty. These two words describe the condition of Phoenix's climate and water supply in the 21st century. Reservoirs have dipped to their lowest levels, continuous drought has plagued the state and forecasts ...

Dec 14, 2010 1 / 5 (2) 1

Adapt now to keep farming’s water flowing

Agricultural and horticultural businesses could face damaging water shortages in the coming decades as a result of climate change. Adaptation across the whole industry is needed to meet the impending challenge.

Oct 20, 2010 3.7 / 5 (3) 0

Mixed water portfolio helps thirsty cities

(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer simulations for drought-prone areas reveal that when urban water planners combine three approaches of buying water -- permanent rights, options and leases -- the city avoids surplus water and high ...

Jan 18, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 1

Drought resistance explained

Much as adrenaline coursing through our veins drives our body's reactions to stress, the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) is behind plants' responses to stressful situations such as drought, but how it does ...

Nov 09, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0