Thursday, July 17, 2008


A Decade Long Drought in Australia

Posted By: Efren ES Ricalde @ 11:22 AM
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As I was searching the internet today on climate change, I came upon this piece of news from MNSBC. The government and private sector must now act to plan how to mitigate of a similar impact of climate change in our country.

updated 5:39 a.m. ET July 10, 2008

CANBERRA, Australia - A decade-long drought in Australia’s most important crop-growing region is worsening and there is little hope for relief from either saving rains or a new government conservation plan, officials said Thursday.

The Murray-Darling river system, which produces 40 percent of Australia’s fruit, vegetables and grain, is facing an economic and ecological crisis because of a decade of below-average rainfall.

The Murray-Darling Basin Commission, which monitors water flows in the river catchment, said in a report Thursday that hopes of the cooler months bringing drought-breaking rains had faded.

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