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Human Presence

Scarcely Seen Scandinavian Fires
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Scarcely Seen Scandinavian Fires

Record-breaking hot and dry conditions have spurred historic wildfire outbreaks in far northern Europe and within the Arctic circle.

Published Jul 21, 2018

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Summer Blooms in North American Lakes
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Summer Blooms in North American Lakes

Cyanobacteria have become a regular summer phenomenon in Lake Okeechobee and Lake Erie.

Published Jul 18, 2018

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Cape Town’s Reservoirs Rebound
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Cape Town’s Reservoirs Rebound

After nearly running out of water in early 2018, the city’s reservoirs are being replenished by rain, conservation efforts, and engineering fixes.

Published Jul 17, 2018

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Fires in a Dry, Hot Colorado Summer
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Fires in a Dry, Hot Colorado Summer

Dry, hot conditions in Colorado helped lead to the state’s third-largest wildfire in history.

Published Jul 13, 2018

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Hail Cuts Swaths of Damage Across South Dakota
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Hail Cuts Swaths of Damage Across South Dakota

When thunderstorms drive hail and strong winds over crops and grasslands, they can draw long scars across the landscape.

Published Jul 12, 2018

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