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Study Reconstructs Asia's Most Devastating Droughts

April 22, 2010

1,000 year old hemlock The seasonal monsoon rains in Asia feed nearly half the world's population, and when the rains fail to come, people can go hungry, or worse. A new study of tree rings provides the most detailed record yet of at least four epic droughts that have shaken Asia over the last thousand years. Full Story

The Earth Institute, Columbia University

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