Category Archives: Drought

Worldwide Drought


Here is some information I thought you should have: Skip to main content Global Drought Information System http://www.drought.gov U.S. | N.A. | Global Contact Us Current Conditions Interactive Maps Regional Drought Current Conditions By the end of July 2015, the … Continue reading

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Fires Burning


By Tamino22 August 2015 (Open Mind) – Here (shown as black dots) is the total acres burned by wildfire in Washington state each year, together with a blue dashed line showing the yearly average, since 2002. The red dashed line … Continue reading

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Here’s what’s coming


By Claire Rigby 19 August 2015 São Paulo, Brazil (Los Angeles Times) – Officials in São Paulo state have announced that the water shortage in the city of the same name is now “critical,” with multimillion-dollar emergency construction projects so … Continue reading

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Going Dry


By Sean Breslin10 August 2015 (weather.com) – One of America’s 10 largest cities is swiftly losing its river, and the loss is having major effects on the ecosystem around it. The San Jose Mercury News said eight miles of the … Continue reading

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Getting Hot


By Jason Samenow 17 August 2015 (Washington Post) – For planet Earth, no other month was likely as hot as this past July in records that date back to the late 1800s. And the global is well on its way … Continue reading

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Short Water


By William Yardley18 July 2015 (Los Angeles Times) – The Colorado River begins as snowmelt in the Rocky Mountains and ends 1,450 miles south in Mexico after making a final sacrifice to the United States: water for the farm fields … Continue reading

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U.S. Drought Monitor


NOTE: To view regional drought conditions, click on map above. State maps can be accessed from regional maps. The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is each Tuesday at 8 a.m. EDT. The maps, which are based on analysis of … Continue reading

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California drought


By Stacey Vanek Smith6 August 2015 (NPR) – Some California farmers are turning to more profitable crops — like pistachios and almonds — in order to fund the drilling of deeper wells to cope with the long drought. Those crops, … Continue reading

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It’s too late


By Eric Holthaus 5 August 2015 (Rolling Stone) – Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each … Continue reading

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Climate change is bringing.


By Fernanda Santos1 August 2015 WALLA WALLA, Washington (The New York Times) – Another summer of record-breaking drought and heat has seized the West, setting off costly and destructive wildfires from Southern California, where a single blaze burned more than … Continue reading

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