Human Presence

Extensive Plumes from the Dixie Fire
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Extensive Plumes from the Dixie Fire

The largest fire in California in 2021 has been burning for two weeks near the city of Chico and Lassen National Forest.

Published Jul 27, 2021

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Heating Up in Tokyo
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Heating Up in Tokyo

Ever-warmer summers are among the challenges confronting athletes competing in the Olympic Games.

Published Jul 27, 2021

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Flooding in Central China
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Flooding in Central China

A slow-moving rainstorm overwhelmed rivers and reservoirs, leading to deadly flooding in the province of Henan.

Published Jul 26, 2021

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Meandering to the Source
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Meandering to the Source

A modern term of geography was born in Turkey.

Published Jul 24, 2021

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Smoke Across North America
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Smoke Across North America

Skies turned hazy from Pittsburgh to Washington to Boston, as smoke from fires in Canada poured into the U.S. Northeast.

Published Jul 21, 2021

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