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US drought linked to unusual climate pattern

Scientists fear that climate change could trigger drought in southern and western parts of country.

Last Modified: 31 Mar 2013 13:02
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Spring is in the air in the northern hemisphere, but this year the climate is behaving strangely in some places.

Amateur and professional naturalists are reporting milder winters and gradually earlier springs.

For many American farmers, there are definite benefits to the seasonal changes, but for those in the southern and western parts of the country, it could mean another disastrous drought.

Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington, DC.

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