Drought

Worst Drought on Record Parches Horn of Africa
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Worst Drought on Record Parches Horn of Africa

The most severe drought in 70 years of record keeping threatens the Horn of Africa with famine.

Published Dec 13, 2022

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Late-Season Fires in the Pacific Northwest
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Late-Season Fires in the Pacific Northwest

Fires were still burning in Oregon and Washington well into October.

Published Oct 11, 2022

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Smoky Fires Rage in the Northwest
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Smoky Fires Rage in the Northwest

Though summer is approaching its calendar end, the scorching weather of the 2022 season has left many forests primed to burn.

Published Sep 9, 2022

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A Long-lasting Western Heatwave
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A Long-lasting Western Heatwave

In early September 2022, a heat dome over the western U.S. brought a long-lasting, record-breaking heatwave that was ultimately cooled by a tropical storm.

Published Sep 9, 2022

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Lake Powell Still Shrinking
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Lake Powell Still Shrinking

The second largest reservoir in the United States now stands at its lowest level since it was filled in the mid-1960s.

Published Aug 23, 2022

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