Overall Green alert Drought for Southern Canada and Northern USA-2021
in Canada, United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 23 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014320
Name: Southern Canada and Northern USA-2021
Countries: Canada, United States
Start Date: End of Feb 2020
Duration: 701 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 16594 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Twenty-one Canadian organizations receive funding to make innovative use of Earth observation data. LONGUEUIL, QC Jan. 20, 2022 /CNW/ - Satellites provide a unique perspective of our planet, support cutting-edge science, and enable applicat
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New Expert Panel Report Bridges Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Ch ... 2022-01-17T14:57+0100.

As the human and economic costs of climate disasters continue to mount, Canada faces a choice. It can continue to respond to disasters as they unfold -; with the attendant economic, social, and health harms -; or it can proactively prepare
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2021 was 6th warmest year on record, NASA and NOAA find. Canada defini ... 2022-01-14T15:34+0100.

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. ( Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press) Temperature across the planet was roughly 0.84 C above
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26 seconds ago 2021 was 6th warmest year on record, NASA and NOAA find ... 2022-01-14T00:40+0100.

The numbers are in: Earth remains to be operating a fever. NASA and the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched their annual evaluation of worldwide temperatures and located that 2021 was the sixth warmest yr on re
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),