Nearly Half of the U.S. Is in Drought. It May Get Worse.

The most widespread drought in the continental United States since 2013 covers more than 45 percent of the Lower 48 states, federal scientists said.

#drought, #el-nino-southern-oscillation, #global-warming, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

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New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors.

Climate change is taking a toll on woodlands in the Northeast.

#berkshires-mass, #drought, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #invasive-species, #land-use-policies, #massachusetts, #new-england-states-us, #wildfires

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Heat and Drought Team Up More Frequently, With Disastrous Results

A new study finds that what used to be a rare weather double whammy has been occurring more frequently in recent decades because of climate change.

#drought, #global-warming, #research, #science-advances-journal, #weather, #wildfires

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My Family Had Suffered Loss After Loss. Then Came the Dragon Fruit.

In an area devastated by droughts and erratic rainfall, I took a chance on a bright little magenta ball of hope.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #costa-rica, #drought, #fruit, #rural-areas

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Brazil Pantanal Scorched by Fires

The blazes in Brazil, often intentionally set, have scorched a record-setting 10 percent of the Pantanal, one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet.

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-river-basin, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #drought, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #pantanal-brazil, #politics-and-government, #wetlands, #wildfires

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Roaming Through Lanzarote’s Otherworldly Vineyards

The desolate beauty of the winemaking tradition on Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, is evidence of human resilience in the face of adversity.

#canary-islands, #drought, #europe, #grapes, #islands, #shakespeare-william, #travel-and-vacations, #volcanoes, #wines

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In Parched Southwest, Warm Spring Renews Threat of ‘Megadrought’

Rapid melting this year showed that good snowpack doesn’t necessarily translate into full reservoirs.

#colorado-river, #drought, #environment, #global-warming, #loveland-pass-colo, #reservoirs, #rio-grande-river, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southwestern-states-us, #united-states-geological-survey

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What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic

Extreme weather presents an even bigger threat when economies are crashing and ordinary people are stretched to their limits.

#bangladesh, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyclone-amphan, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #famine, #floods, #global-warming

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The Sound of One Shrimp Snapping

How climate change is altering nature’s sonic landscape.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #australia, #birds, #drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #frogs, #global-warming, #krause-bernie, #nagelkerken-ivan, #oceans-and-seas, #puerto-rico, #reproduction-biological, #spring-season, #summer-season, #weather, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

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Southwest Drought Rivals Those of Centuries Ago, Thanks to Climate Change

The drought that has gripped the American Southwest since 2000 is as bad as or worse than droughts in the region over the past 1,200 years, a new study finds.

#columbia-university, #drought, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lamont-doherty-earth-observatory, #southwestern-states-us

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China Limited the Mekong’s Flow. Other Countries Suffered a Drought.

New research show that Beijing’s engineers appear to have directly caused the record low levels of water in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

#cambodia, #china, #drought, #hydroelectric-power, #laos, #levees-and-dams, #mekong-river, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #thailand, #vietnam, #water

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