Water

Potent Atmospheric Rivers Douse the Pacific Northwest
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Potent Atmospheric Rivers Douse the Pacific Northwest

In mid-January 2021, the Pacific Northwest of North America was soaked by several episodes of heavy rainfall, leading to widespread flooding and landslides.

Published Jan 21, 2021

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Turkey Experiences Intense Drought
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Turkey Experiences Intense Drought

Multiple seasons of below-average rainfall have affected the country’s drinking water supplies and groundwater reservoirs.

Published Jan 16, 2021

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2020 Hurricanes Damage Vulnerable Mangroves
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2020 Hurricanes Damage Vulnerable Mangroves

Central America experienced one of its most intense hurricane seasons in years, leading to widespread degradation to coastal environments.

Published Jan 13, 2021

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Phytoplankton Factory in the Argentine Sea
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Phytoplankton Factory in the Argentine Sea

In spring and summer, conditions are often just right for populations of the plant-like organisms explode into enormous blooms.

Published Jan 8, 2021

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The Long Decline of Arctic Sea Ice
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The Long Decline of Arctic Sea Ice

Forty years of satellite data show that 2020 was just the latest in a decades-long decline of Arctic sea ice.

Published Jan 6, 2021

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