Drought

California Heatwave Fits a Trend
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California Heatwave Fits a Trend

A new study shows heatwaves in Southern California have increased in frequency, duration, and intensity over recent decades.

Published Sep 10, 2020

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Extreme Heat in Death Valley
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Extreme Heat in Death Valley

NASA’s ECOSTRESS instrument observed extreme early morning temperatures in the desert of California and Nevada.

Published Aug 20, 2020

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A Third of the U.S. Faces Drought
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A Third of the U.S. Faces Drought

The failure of the summer monsoon and other moisture carrying systems has parched more than 90 percent of some states.

Published Aug 13, 2020

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Another Intense Summer of Fires in Siberia
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Another Intense Summer of Fires in Siberia

Following an active 2019 season, fires in 2020 have again been abundant, widespread, and have produced abnormally large carbon emissions.

Published Aug 6, 2020

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Signs of Drought in European Groundwater
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Signs of Drought in European Groundwater

Long-term rainfall deficits, heat waves, and increased evaporation have depleted some of the groundwater supply beneath central and eastern Europe.

Published Jun 25, 2020

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