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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 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: 249 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1144889 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Climate shift threatens Massachusetts cranberriesSun, 22 Nov 2020 11:56:00 +0100.

EAST TAUNTON, Mass. -- Billy McCaffrey trawled his hands through the cold, clear water, creating a small wake in the calm. Below the surface, the flooded vines of the cranberry bog looked like a Christmas tree garlanded with shining red bul
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Legambiente lancia il progetto Ue ‘Life Terra’: 500 milioni di alberi ... Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:30:00 +0100.

Alberi. Tanti vasi comunicanti, a distanza ma tutti uniti per celebrare e difendere la natura. Come? Con un gesto semplice ma efficace: piantare un seme in vaso a casa, un piccolo albero in giardino oppure in uno spazio pubblico accessibile
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Climate change is complicating a Thanksgiving staple: CranberriesFri, 20 Nov 2020 18:49:00 +0100.

EAST TAUNTON, Mass. — Billy McCaffrey trawled his hands through the cold, clear water, creating a small wake in the calm. Below the surface, the flooded vines of the cranberry bog looked like a Christmas tree garlanded with shining red bulb
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21 novembre Festa dell’albero. Legambiente lancia il progetto Terra pe ... Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:43:00 +0100.

Tanti vasi comunicanti , a distanza ma tutti uniti per celebrare e difendere la natura. Come? Con un gesto semplice ma efficace: piantare un seme in vaso a casa, un piccolo albero in giardino oppure in uno spazio pubblico accessibile. E vis
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),