Overall Green alert Drought for Southern Great Plains (USA)-2020
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 1 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014139
Name: Southern Great Plains (USA)-2020
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 50 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 98124 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Coronavirus: Seis formas en que la naturaleza nos protege del cambio c ... Mon, 29 Jun 2020 18:16:00 +0200.

Los bosques, los humedales y otros ecosistemas actúan como amortiguadores contra el clima extremo y protegen casas, cultivos, fuentes de agua dulce e infraestructura vital, aseveró la ONU. Para 2050, el nivel del mar podría ser tan alto co
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Floods lead to evacuations at Norwood HospitalMon, 29 Jun 2020 05:00:00 +0200.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain caused damage in parts of Massachusetts on Sunday, including Norwood, where flooding led officials to evacuate patients from a hospital. About 20 patients were evacuated from Norwood Hospital after flooding in t
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La sequía puede ser un “asesino” silencioso de la producción agrícolaFri, 26 Jun 2020 19:41:00 +0200.

En una entrevista con Efeagro en el marco del Día Mundial de la Desertificación, que se celebra este miércoles 17 de junio bajo el lema “Alimentos, forrajes y fibras” , el secretario de la ONU afirma que “los recursos se están agotando en e
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Saharan Dust Plume Slams U.S., Kicking Up Climate QuestionsFri, 26 Jun 2020 18:04:00 +0200.

An enormous dust cloud has finally hit the United States, after journeying 5,000 miles from the Sahara Desert across the Atlantic Ocean. The plume darkened the skies in Puerto Rico earlier this week, causing some of the highest atmospheric
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