US Drought Spreads Northwest



Badlands National Park, Southern California, U.S.A.


Largest area since 1956 affected as drought hits 55% of continental US


Fears are rising in the U.S. that the ongoing heat wave will result in big crop losses that may raise global food and fuel prices.

The drought gripping the United States is under moderate to extreme, the widest since 1956, according to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.




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