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Why So Dry? Ocean temperatures alone don't explain droughts

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10:48am, February 7, 2007

The western United States continues to struggle with the worst dry spell since the 1930s, and an international report on climate change predicts more and worse droughts to come (see "From Bad to Worse," in this week's issue). As scientists work to understand what triggers droughts, a new finding suggests that the causes may be more complex than many have supposed.

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