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January 4, 2018

Drought is about more than lack of rainfall.  A new tool keeps track of another major player: how thirsty the atmosphere is.

December 15, 2017

Uncommonly large wildfires for so late in the season devastated parts of southern California, especially in areas around Los Angeles.

November 1, 2017

Several consecutive years of well below-average rains have led to low reservoir levels and water rationing in South Africa's second most populous city, Cape Town.

September 7, 2017

Multiple wildfires burned across the western United States in early September 2017, sending smoke drifting across the country.

July 31, 2017

Wildfires continue to burn in British Columbia helped along by hot and dry conditions.

April 10, 2017

In Africa, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan while other areas in Somalia and Nigeria are highly food insecure. But the reasons go beyond climate factors. 

March 22, 2017

Hot and dry conditions across the Southern Plains proved perfect for the spread of large wildfires across the prairie in March.

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