Overall Green alert Drought for Western USA-2020
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014139
Name: Western USA-2020
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 122 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 87586 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 235 | About casualties: 29 | Last hour: 0

Impedire il degrado dei suoli può prevenire e gestire le guerre e prot ... Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:56:00 +0200.

Intervenendo a un briefing virtuale humanitarian impact of continued degradation, peace and security, il segretario esecutivo della United Nations convention to combat desertification (Unccd), Ibrahim Thiaw, ha ricordato al Consiglio di sic
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NACIONAL - Población:Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:16:00 +0200.

14:52, 2020-09-17. El presidente de México prometió el jueves pagar la deuda de agua del país con Estados Unidos, incluso si eso significa pedir a los agricultores de los estados mexicanos en la frontera norte que contribuyan. 17:01, 2020-
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World: Communities facing conflict, climate change and environmental d ... Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:51:00 +0200.

Statement to United Nations Security Council Open Debate on the Humanitarian Effects of Environmental Degradation and Peace and Security. As delivered by ICRC President Peter Maurer. Mr. President, Excellencies, Thank you for the opportunit
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Are this year’s wildfires too big for Washington to ignore?Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:54:00 +0200.

With massive wildfires across the West burning more than 5 million acres and displacing tens of thousands of people, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon says this is the moment for Congress to reform the nation’s fire management policies, or brace for
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (32), WMO (1), INFORM (2),