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Drought declines in Southeast but reappears in Puerto Rico

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that drought continues its slow decline in the Southeast. The only area of severe drought remaining is in northern Georgia east of Atlanta, with moderate drought still present in lower amounts in Alabama, South Carolina and Florida. Puerto Rico is back in…
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Slight improvements in drought this week

This week’s Drought Monitor shows continuing erosion of drought conditions across the Southeast. No big changes but reductions in areal coverage for all categories of drought. Rain today and this weekend should help keep this trend going over the next week.
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Climate May Have Helped Crumble One of the Ancient World’s Most Powerful Civilizations

CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies) at the University of Colorado-Boulder posted an interesting story earlier this week about how changes in climate, specifically a megadrought, may have contributed to the collapse of the Assyrian Empire in the 7th century BC. Assyria was one of the most powerful…
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Drought conditions continue to improve

This week’s Drought Monitor showed continued improvements in drought conditions across most of the Southeast this week, not a surprise considering the rainy conditions we have seen on and off this past week. Every state saw some improvement, and only a few small areas of worsening conditions were seen, mostly…
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