Overall Orange alert Drought for Western USA - Northern Mexico-2020
in Canada, Mexico, United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 8 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014139
Name: Western USA - Northern Mexico-2020
Countries: Canada, Mexico, United States
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 258 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1144889 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2020. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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2020 on track to be among hottest years on recordThu, 03 Dec 2020 15:37:00 +0100.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 file photo, Herman Termeer, 54, stands on the roof of his home as the Blue Ridge Fire burns along the hillside in Chino Hills, Calif. An overheating world obliterated weather records in 2020 — an extrem
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UN calls on humanity to end 'war on nature'Thu, 03 Dec 2020 07:18:00 +0100.

In this October photo, Herman Termeer, 54, stands on the roof of his home as the Blue Ridge Fire burns along the hillside in Chino Hills, California. An overheating world obliterated weather records in 2020 — an extreme year for hurricanes,
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Production Gap Report: è’ tempo di immaginare e pianificare un futuro ... Thu, 03 Dec 2020 07:00:00 +0100.

United Nations environment programme (Unep), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), International nstitute for sustainable development (Iisd) e i think tank, indipendenti Overseas Development Institute (ODI) ed E3G, hanno pubblicato un nume
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Il ripristino delle foreste può ridurre la minaccia dei mega incendi?Thu, 03 Dec 2020 06:02:00 +0100.

Il Decennio delle Nazioni Unite per il ripristino degli ecosistemi 2021-2030, gestito dall’United Nations environment programme (Unep), dalla Fao e dai loro partner, riguarda gli ecosistemi terrestri, costieri e marini ed è un invito all’az
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),