California Reservoirs Reflect Deepening Drought

California Reservoirs Reflect Deepening Drought

Precipitation totals and lake levels are among the worst they have been since the 1970s.

Published Jun 18, 2021

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Records Fall in Early Summer Heatwave

Records Fall in Early Summer Heatwave

Extreme heat has descended on the southwestern United States, with several states enduring temperatures near and above record highs for June.

Published Jun 17, 2021

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Finding Gold Mining Hotspots in Peru

Finding Gold Mining Hotspots in Peru

Researchers have created a satellite-based tool to help officials identify new activity.

Published Jun 16, 2021

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The Large Footprint of Small-Scale Mining in Ghana

The Large Footprint of Small-Scale Mining in Ghana

In the past decade, unregulated artisanal mines accounted for more deforestation than industrial mines.

Published Jun 15, 2021

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Western Soils and Plants are Parched

Western Soils and Plants are Parched

For the second year in a row, drought has overtaken much of the United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast.

Published Jun 14, 2021

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