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These NASA images show the staggering impact of drought

Hotter, drier weather caused by climate change is fuelling more extreme weather like heatwaves and drought in the US - data from NASA. Image: Unsplash/NASA

Victoria Masterson

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The falling water level at Lake Mead shows up as a phenomenon called the “bathtub ring”, NASA explains.
The falling water level at Lake Mead shows up as a phenomenon called the “bathtub ring”, NASA explains. Image: NASA.

Lake Mead monthly elevation Hoover Dam NASA drought
Lake Mead was only 27% full on 18 July 2022, a fraction of its full capacity, last approached in 1999. Image: NASA

Efforts to combat desertification and drought include restoring forests and regenerating grasslands.
Efforts to combat desertification and drought include restoring forests and regenerating grasslands. Image: UNCCD.

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