Dust and Haze

African Dust Visits Europe
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African Dust Visits Europe

The dust storm traveled from Algeria to Italy, spanning roughly 1,000 kilometers (620 miles).

Published Jun 22, 2021

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze

Africa Sheds Some Dust
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Africa Sheds Some Dust

The millions of tons of dust lofted out of Africa each year are a visual reminder of how Earth’s systems are interconnected.

Published Jun 7, 2021

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A Fierce Fire Season in Nepal
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A Fierce Fire Season in Nepal

After an unusually dry winter, forest fires have raged throughout the mountainous country.

Published Apr 14, 2021

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Long-lasting Dust Storm from Chihuahua
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Long-lasting Dust Storm from Chihuahua

A strong low-pressure system along the Mexico-United States border scattered dust for nearly eight hours.

Published Mar 17, 2021

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Early Season Dust Storm Hits Beijing
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Early Season Dust Storm Hits Beijing

Meteorological spring is just getting underway, and already an enormous plume of sand and dust has blanketed northern China.

Published Mar 15, 2021

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