Overall Green alert Drought for Western USA-2021
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 1014821
Name: Western USA-2021
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of Apr 2021
Duration: 102 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 209307 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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Latest media headlines

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Climate change reality hits US president2021-07-31T13:18+0200.

CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) – President Joe Biden is sounding the alarm about the need for more resources to fight a series of wildfires in western states, as climate change has worsened the spread and ferocity of the blazes. “Our resour
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Cambiamento climatico e pandemie mettono il turbo al Green Deal2021-07-31T10:11+0200.

All’inizio del proprio mandato il Presidente Biden ha incaricato le 18 organizzazioni di intelligence degli Stati Uniti di redigere una stima dettagliata delle implicazioni del cambiamento climatico sulla sicurezza nazionale. In un successi
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How climate change is and isn't impacting Minnesota's unusual summer2021-07-30T23:36+0200.

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Amid a summer that's seen drought, record heat, and hazy skies, experts say climate change is contributing to some of the atypical conditions Southeast Minnesota is experiencing. "Minnesota's been getting warmer, and it's
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),