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Big increase in dry areas this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that there were big increases in abnormally dry (D0) conditions in Alabama and Georgia. Florida and Georgia saw increases in severe (D2) drought, which continued in the Carolinas as well. Virginia was the only state that saw a decrease in dry conditions this…
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What are flash droughts?

When I talk about droughts, I use the term “flash drought” to describe a drought that develops and gets worse very quickly. Most of the time, they are related to high temperatures and a completely or mostly dry period with almost no rain, and generally are most likely to be…
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Could cleaner air lead to more hurricanes? A new study suggests so

A new study conducted by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study has found that cleaner air is leading to more hurricanes, according to a study published in the journal Science Advances on Wednesday. The research indicates that a 50 percent decrease in pollution in Europe and the U.S. correlates to a 33 percent increase in…
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