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New Study Shows Climate Change Leads to Extreme Drought in U.S. Southwest

April 6, 2007

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The Southwest region of the United States will dry significantly as a result of climate change in coming decades, leading to a need for allocation of water resources and perhaps changing the course of regional development. The transition to a more arid climate is likely already underway. Full Story

Columbia University, The Earth Institute

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