Drought

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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Scarred Land and Smoky Skies
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Scarred Land and Smoky Skies

The McKinney Fire—California’s largest so far in 2022—left a vast burn scar on the landscape, while nearby fires filled the air with smoke.

Published Aug 8, 2022

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Fires Near Yosemite
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Fires Near Yosemite

For the second time in a month, drought-parched forests near the park are burning.

Published Jul 25, 2022

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