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Environmental- relating to the natural word and the impact of human activity on its condition

Meteorological-the branch of science concerned with the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere

Ensemble- a group of items viewed as a whole rather than an invidivual

Dust- A fine dry powder consisting of tiny particles of earth or waste matter lying on the ground or on surfaces or carried in the air

Drought- a prolonged of abnormally low rainfall

Decade- A period of ten years

Depression- Severe despondency and dejection, typically felt over a period of time and accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy

Impact- the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another

Particles- A minute portion of matter: Tiny particles of dust 

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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 5, 2013 11:21 PM
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Does the Dust Bowl stack up to today's disasters?

Does the Dust Bowl stack up to today's disasters? | T.D.B | Scoop.it
'The Dust Bowl belongs on the list of the top three, four, or five environmental catastrophes in world history,' according to historian Donald Worster of the University of Kansas.
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THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the 'Great Plow-Up,' followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.
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My Letter

Jasmine Miller Hour 2 2/5/13 Living In the Dust Today I woke up to see my youngest brother choking on dust. Get him water my mother yelled but in my eyes water would only turn all that dust inside of him to mud. She doesn’t let the 3 of us go outside anymore. Especially after her good friends newborn died from dust ammonia. I watch as my mom put special clothe around our windows to keep dust out after the big sheets didn’t work. I am the oldest of 2 others and we all have clothes that we have to wear on our face. It doesn’t really help though. The First time I saw the dust was the scariest moment of my life. I looked around and saw kids falling and parents trying to get them inside the house. My mom on the other hand wasn’t aware of the dust until after we showed her. My Father was looking as he was in shock, wouldn’t move, wouldn’t run. Must have been the scariest of his to. Yesterday I had a conversation with my mother about letting us go back to school. She yelled at me and told me she wasn’t going to loose me like she lost our father. He was caught right in the middle of a dust storm then I never saw him again. I never see anyone anymore. When I do, I see then from out the window and its only for a short while. I guess my mothers fears are what’s keeping us alive. I feel especially sad for the farmers. Were will they work and were will they go. My mother told me she feels as they are the ones whom caused all this dust because of them trying to do things the wrong way. At least that’s what my father explained to her. Farmers were messing up the topsoil is what she always say to me. I just want it to all be over. No more dust. We can all go back to our lives and I can get back in school. Im guessing that wont be anytime soon. Farmers are moving to the west I heard my mom say to a friend today. Going there to find work. They really lost everything to this dust.
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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 5, 2013 11:21 PM
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Dust storms in the 1930s Dust Bowl

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Drought Research at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in Palisades, New York
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Dust Bowl

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The Dust Bowl was the name given to the Great Plains region devastated by drought in 1930s depression-ridden America.
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