Drought

Spare PC Power Aids Climate Scientists

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: January 26, 2005   View Article

Thousands of people around the world have loaned the unused power of their personal computers to help scientists model Earth’s past and future climate.

The project aims to illuminate the range of possible climate changes in the 21st century. Results so far suggest Earth’s climatologic future is even more uncertain than previously believed.

Utah Dinos May Have Been Killed by Drought

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 20, 2002   View Article

Drought—not the perils of a muddy bog—may explain why millions of years ago hundreds of large, lumbering meat-eating cousins to Tyrannosaurus rex perished in what is now a dusty, rocky desert in southern Utah.

The site, named the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, is one of the world’s most prolific dinosaur fossil sources. It has yielded more than 70 partial skeletons, 12,000 individual bones, and single dinosaur eggs.

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