Dust and Haze

Dusty Glaciers in Iceland
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Dusty Glaciers in Iceland

Windstorms lofted sand and dust from the ground onto the Vatnajökull ice cap.

Published Jul 29, 2022

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A Swirl of Dust Over the Atlantic
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A Swirl of Dust Over the Atlantic

Pulses of dust from the Sahara Desert reached the Caribbean and parts of the United States in July.

Published Jul 29, 2022

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A Burst of Saharan Dust
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A Burst of Saharan Dust

A fresh supply of airborne particles took off from northwest Africa in early June 2022.

Published Jun 6, 2022

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Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq
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Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq

At least eight major events have darkened skies and sickened people in the past six weeks.

Published May 17, 2022

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Dust Storm in Iraq
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Dust Storm in Iraq

The airborne particles engulfed parts of Iraq for multiple days in April 2022, turning skies orange, reducing visibility, and degrading air quality.

Published Apr 11, 2022

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