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What is a megadrought, and how is it impacting major regions in the United States?

The Western United States is facing its most extreme megadrought in over 1,000 years. Image: Unsplash/Ross Stone

Sophie Hirsh

Writer, Green Matters

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The longer a drought lasts, the worse effects it will have on the surrounding ecosystem. Image: Unsplash/ Daniel Tuttle

Many areas of California are facing a severe water shortage, with residents being ordered to ration their water use. Image: Drought Monitor.
Higher temperatures are caused by global warming, which is caused by increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Image: Unsplash/Jakayla Toney

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