Overall Green alert Drought for Western USA-2021
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014821
Name: Western USA-2021
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of Apr 2021
Duration: 226 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 91703 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Articles: 1109 | About casualties: 31 | Last hour: 0

Drought: What must happen next2021-12-03T13:55+0100.

Every few years, it is devastating to watch the same tragedy: a weather cycle that brings debilitating drought and hunger to East Africa, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya. The weath
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Slow climate catastrophe: the spread of the barren land2021-12-03T09:49+0100.

Northeast Brazil, world most densely populated dry areas , with a population of approximately 53 million, is among the most at risk. The region is known for drought and poverty, inspirational novels about disadvantaged field workers forced
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Un desastre climático en cámara lenta: la expansión de tierras baldías2021-12-03T09:37+0100.

Pero las cosas están empeorando. La región tuvo su sequía más larga registrada desde 2012 hasta 2017, y este año, otra sequía desecó gran parte de Brasil. En agosto, el último informe importante de las Naciones Unidas sobre el cambio climát
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A slow-motion climate disaster: the spread of barren land2021-12-03T09:36+0100.

The land has sustained the Dantas family for more than 150 years, bearing fields of cotton, beanstalks up to a grown man’s hip and, when it rained enough, a river that led to a waterfall. But on a recent day, with temperatures approaching 1
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),