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Tala Awada’s interest in science sparked from her fascination of plants’ ability to withstand many environmental stresses.

Local Action, Global Impact

Tala Awada’s interest in science sparked from her fascination of plants’ ability to withstand many environmental stresses.  (12/4/2018)
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A newly published study in Weather, Climate and Society compares agricultural stakeholders’ perceptions of the flash drought the developed across upper Great Plains states in 2016 with datasets used to compile the U.S. Drought Monitor during that same time period.

Memory, remote sensing and a new research methodology at the NDMC

A newly published study in Weather, Climate and Society compares agricultural stakeholders’ perceptions of the flash drought the developed across upper Great Plains states in 2016 with datasets used to compile the U.S. Drought Monitor during that same time period. (11/21/2018)
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A national team led by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is studying potential links among irrigation, cloud formation and rainfall.

Husker-led research team to examine irrigation's role in precipitation

A national team led by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is studying potential links among irrigation, cloud formation and rainfall. (7/13/2018)
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An innovative new Grassland Productivity Forecast or “Grass-Cast” has published its first forecast to help producers in the Northern Great Plains determine how much grass will be available for livestock to graze during the upcoming summer. The National Drought Mitigation Center was a project partner

NDMC partners on new experimental grassland productivity forecast

An innovative new Grassland Productivity Forecast or “Grass-Cast” has published its first forecast to help producers in the Northern Great Plains determine how much grass will be available for livestock to graze during the upcoming summer. The National Drought Mitigation Center was a project partner  (5/23/2018)
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A new resource designed by Tsegaye Tadesse, of the National Drought Mitigation Center, could predict drought in the Greater Horn of Africa by as much as 10 days to three months in advance of an actual climatic crisis. The capability to predict the natural hazard could save millions of lives.

Greenness indicator could provide enough advance warning of drought to save millions

A new resource designed by Tsegaye Tadesse, of the National Drought Mitigation Center, could predict drought in the Greater Horn of Africa by as much as 10 days to three months in advance of an actual climatic crisis. The capability to predict the natural hazard could save millions of lives.  (5/23/2018)
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Dramatic human-caused changes in land cover between 1850 and the 1930s had a substantive effect on the 1930s Dust Bowl drought in the Great Plains, a new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers finds.

Land cover changes likely intensified historic Dust Bowl drought

Dramatic human-caused changes in land cover between 1850 and the 1930s had a substantive effect on the 1930s Dust Bowl drought in the Great Plains, a new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers finds.  (5/23/2018)
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Researchers from the School of Natural Resources recently returned from a workshop with indigenous peoples in Alaska as part of a two-year project focusing on managing rapid environmental change.

Arctic workshop builds foundation for resilience to climate change

Researchers from the School of Natural Resources recently returned from a workshop with indigenous peoples in Alaska as part of a two-year project focusing on managing rapid environmental change. (4/19/2018)
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