Drought

Southern Hemisphere Scorchers
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Southern Hemisphere Scorchers

A summer heatwave knocked out power in Argentina, while heat in Western Australia likely tied the hottest temperature ever measured south of the equator.

Published Jan 14, 2022

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Flash Floods Swamp Iran
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Flash Floods Swamp Iran

After months of severe drought, a burst of rain is causing problems.

Published Jan 13, 2022

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Australian Fires Fueled Unprecedented Blooms
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Australian Fires Fueled Unprecedented Blooms

Iron-rich aerosols from the 2019-2020 fires fertilized huge phytoplankton populations in the far South Pacific.

Published Nov 4, 2021

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Drought in the Northern Great Plains
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Drought in the Northern Great Plains

Warm and dry conditions continue to affect agricultural lands in the U.S. Northern Plains and the Canadian Prairies.

Published Oct 18, 2021

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Lake Powell Reaches New Low
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Lake Powell Reaches New Low

Water levels at Glen Canyon Dam have fallen to their lowest level since 1969 and are still dropping.

Published Sep 23, 2021

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