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Drought

Extreme Rain Douses Fires, Causes Floods in Australia
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Extreme Rain Douses Fires, Causes Floods in Australia

A season of extremes in eastern Australia took another dramatic turn in mid-February 2020.

Published Feb 12, 2020

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Australian Smoke Plume Sets Records
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Australian Smoke Plume Sets Records

Potent wildfires sent one of the largest plumes of smoke higher into the stratosphere than certain satellites have ever observed.

Published Jan 31, 2020

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Rain Brought Brief Relief to Australia
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Rain Brought Brief Relief to Australia

Bushfire counts dipped in mid-January when much-needed rainfall poured down on New South Wales and Victoria.

Published Jan 24, 2020

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Etosha Pan Refills
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Etosha Pan Refills

For much of the year, the salt pan is bone dry. But when the wet season brings abundant rains, the large, shallow basin becomes a temporary oasis.

Published Jan 21, 2020

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Major Dust Storm Sweeps Across Australia
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Major Dust Storm Sweeps Across Australia

Following weeks of smoke, it was dust turning skies odd colors.

Published Jan 14, 2020

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