Overall Green alert Drought for Central USA - Mexico-2021
in Mexico, United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 11 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015088
Name: Central USA - Mexico-2021
Countries: Mexico, United States
Start Date: End of Jul 2021
Duration: 385 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 629342 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Mass Death of Sequoias Is the Harbinger of Earth Systems Collapse2022-08-09T16:38+0200.

A giant sequoia saved by low-intensity burn during the 2017 Pier Fire in the Black Mountain Grove of Sequoia National Monument. Note the vehicle at the bottom of the shot. Bruce Melton. “The hotter drought of 2012-2016 appears to have been
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How do we fight fire as temperatures rise? As wildfires again burn out ... 2022-08-08T11:17+0200.

Fire has burnt through forests for hundreds of millions of years, but now unprecedented wildfires are burning hotter and longer partly due to climate change. Declining rainfall and longer droughts are making forests so dry that localized li
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Senator Sinema’s support for climate and tax bill depends on ‘billions ... 2022-08-05T18:26+0200.

Democrats agreed to remove a measure that would have closed the carried interest loophole – which allows partners of hedge funds or venture capital firms to have their income taxed as capital gains, at a lower rate than traditional income.
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2 largest US reservoirs at ‘dangerously low levels’: UNEP2022-08-04T15:37+0200.

Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States (US) have dwindled to ‘dangerously low levels’ due to the impacts of climate change, warned the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) August 2, 2022. The low levels of Lake Mead and Lake Powell c
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),