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Drought, heat and extreme wind bring ‘explosive fire behavior’ to US

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Expanding drought conditions, coupled with hot and dry weather, extreme wind and unstable atmospheric conditions, have led to explosive fire behavior in the south-western US, federal officials warned on Friday. The wa...

California to decide fate of controversial desalination plant amid brutal drought

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California officials are poised to decide the fate of a controversial desalination plant planned along its southern coast, in a vote that comes as the American west battles an increasingly perilous drought. California...

‘Turning the dial up’: US south-west braces for extended wildfire season amid drastic drought

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Hot, dry winds will continue to spur flames burning through the drought-stricken landscapes in the south-west and the American plains, complicating efforts to extinguish roughly a dozen destructive wildfires that have...

Ethiopian drought leading to ‘dramatic’ increase in child marriage, Unicef warns

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Drought-afflicted areas of Ethiopia are seeing “dramatic” increases in child marriage as the worst climate-induced emergency for 40 years pushes people to the brink, the head of Unicef has said. Three consecutive fail...

The US hasn’t had a male grand slam champ since 2003. Is the drought about to end?

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When 17-year-old Michael Chang won the French Open in 1989, it was a huge event for American tennis. Not only was it the story of a teenager coming from seemingly nowhere to win a major, it also represented the end of...

Drought may have forced Vikings to leave Greenland, says study

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Archaeologists have generally assumed it was the little ice age that put an end to Greenland’s Viking colonies, which had been established in the 10th century. New research suggests another culprit: a gradual drought ...

Barnaby Joyce’s drought envoy texts to Scott Morrison should be released, information watchdog rules

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The prime minister’s office has been ordered to search for text messages from Barnaby Joyce to Scott Morrison reporting on his work as drought envoy, in the second ruling this week on freedom of information battles in...

Parts of Australia suffer drought and low rainfall as La Niña and climate change create weather extremes

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The wet season is unusually dry in northern Australia while other parts of the country struggle through the effects of drought, as climate change means more extreme heatwaves and floods simultaneously. The Bureau of M...

‘We pray for rain’: Ethiopia faces catastrophic hunger as cattle perish in severe drought

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The circumference of Nimo Abdi Duh’s upper arm measures just 12cm and, while the number means nothing to her, it does to the health workers treating her. Nimo, two, like so many children in the arid lowlands of Ethiop...

Andy Murray fails to end drought after Sydney Classic final loss to Karatsev

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Andy Murray’s bid for a first title in more than two years ended with defeat by Russia’s Aslan Karatsev in the final of the Sydney Tennis Classic. The three-times grand slam winner put together his best week since cla...

Power of the Dawgs: Georgia end 41-year title drought after seeing off Alabama

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Stetson Bennett delivered the biggest throws of his storybook career and Georgia’s defense sealed the sweetest victory in program history, vanquishing rival Alabama 33-18 in the College Football Playoff title Monday n...

‘All I can think about is the children’s future’: drought devastates Kenya

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Dahabley smells of rotting flesh. Bodies of starved cows lie in various stages of decomposition, after being dragged to the outskirts of the village in Wajir county, north-east Kenya. They are added to on a near-daily...

Six dead giraffes: Kenya drought horror captured in single picture

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Six dead giraffes lie in a spiral on the dry earth, their bodies emaciated and interwoven. The aerial shot, taken by the photojournalist Ed Ram, shows the devastation of Kenya’s drought, which has left people and anim...

Weather whiplash: California’s historic downpour interrupts historic drought

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Over the span of two days, dramatic scenes of dried landscapes and wildfires that have defined California’s summer were replaced with surging rivers, floods and mudflows as a historic rainstorm – deemed a category 5 un...

Lake Tahoe water level hits four-year low as drought pummels tourist spot

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Lake Tahoe’s water level dropped to a four-year low on Tuesday as gusty winds and the impacts of California’s devastating drought hit the popular tourist destination. After days of high winds increased evaporation rat...

Paraguay on the brink as historic drought depletes river, its life-giving artery

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In the shadow of towering grain silos that line the bank of the River Paraná, South America’s second-longest waterway, Lucas Krivenchuk stands watching workers rush to load a barge with soybeans. “Twelve barges had to...

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