Overall Green alert Drought for Western USA-2022
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015974
Name: Western USA-2022
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of Sep 2022
Duration: 134 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 45793 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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What’s the link between global heating and extreme weather?2023-02-02T22:47+0100.

Millions were left without power, trapped in their cars and stranded at airports as the country was plunged into a bone-chilling freeze. A polar vortex had brought cold air from the Arctic down to the US. But Americans aren’t the only ones
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Summary of Global Climate Indicators 2018–20222023-01-31T06:42+0100.

Human influence is very likely the main driver of the decrease in Arctic sea-ice area between 1979–1988 and 2010–2019, which recorded decreases of about 40% in September and about 10% in March (IPCC, 2021). The current Arctic sea-ice cover
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Anthropogenic-Driven Amazon Forest Degradation Occurring ‘Much Faster’ ... 2023-01-30T09:04+0100.

The Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems and home to about three million species of plants and animals, is degrading much faster than previously thought, a new study has found. Amazon forest degradation
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Life Style for Environment (LiFE)2023-01-28T22:39+0100.

Environment refers to all the biotic (living) that is plants, animals and micro-organisms as well as abiotic (non-living) factors like temperature, rainfall, floods, humidity, water etc. An intricate relationship exists between environment
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