Natural Event

Stirring Up a Mid-Atlantic Bloom
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Stirring Up a Mid-Atlantic Bloom

In mid-May, cool waters and abundant sunlight provoked a widespread phytoplankton bloom.

Published May 21, 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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Red River Flooding is Worst in a Decade
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Red River Flooding is Worst in a Decade

A blizzard, multiple rainstorms, and melting winter ice swelled rivers out of their banks and across a flat floodplain in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba.

Published May 11, 2022

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Twin Cyclones in the Indian Ocean
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Twin Cyclones in the Indian Ocean

The pair of weakening storms probably will not bring catastrophe to land, but they lined up and put on a show for satellites.

Published May 9, 2022

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Spring Fire on the Steppe
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Spring Fire on the Steppe

The fast-moving blaze charred grassland in eastern Mongolia.

Published Apr 21, 2022

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