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It has also been extremely dry in California, Oregon, and Washington this summer, with large sections of each state under “severe drought” conditions and some areas reaching “extreme drought.”
“UNPRECEDENTED”: WHAT’S BEHIND THE CALIFORNIA, OREGON, AND WASHINGTON WILDFIRESUMAIR IRFANSEPTEMBER 11, 2020VOX
We also just had a wet winter, meaning the reservoirs and soils aren’t as parched as they have been during past droughts.
MORNING REPORT: MTS ENFORCEMENT CHIEF DEPARTINGVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJULY 28, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Cold summers, drought, famine and plague devastated societies around the world.
HOW EARTH’S CLIMATE CHANGES NATURALLY (AND WHY THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW)HOWARD LEEJULY 21, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
That’s the amount the United Nations has agreed would prevent catastrophic climate change – like seas that swallow whole coastal cities, really, really bad wildfires and unbearable droughts.
ENVIRONMENT REPORT: THE LATEST POWER STRUGGLES FOR SDG&E AND SEMPRAMACKENZIE ELMERJUNE 29, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
So the team only enters the deep chambers during periods of drought.
THE CHALLENGE OF DINOSAUR HUNTING IN DEEP CAVESJOHN PICKRELLMAY 19, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The study was not able to determine the impact of climate change on extreme drought.
CLIMATE CHANGE DROVE AUSTRALIAN WILDFIRES TO EXTREMESCAROLYN GRAMLINGAPRIL 29, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Having a diversity of organisms in an ecosystem helps it to maintain integrity and survive environmental disturbances, such as a flood, a drought or changing climates.
DISCOVERY IN SMITHSONIAN COLLECTION BROADENS UNDERSTANDING OF RARE NORTH AMERICAN LEECHJOHN BARRATJULY 6, 2016THE SMITHSONIAN INSIDER
Tobacco is a strong growing plant resisting heat and drought to a far (p. 018) greater extent than most plants.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Conditions in the new country had gone from bad to worse, and if the season should experience another drought, the worst was come.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
One day she had heard a man say, "If there is a drought we shall have the devil to pay with our stock before winter is over."
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON

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