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Study reveals key factors behind Louisiana’s 2023 water crisis

High evaporation and reduced Mississippi River flows were the primary drivers of Louisiana’s severe drought and saltwater intrusion crisis in 2023. The study emphasized the critical role of atmospheric conditions in understanding, predicting, and protecting water resources.

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Changing climate trends make assessing and predicting drought more complex

Analysis of the United States Drought Monitor shows it increasingly underestimates the frequency and severity of drought conditions, especially in the American West, suggesting that its drought classification thresholds may no longer align with the current, changing climate realities.

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Women’s History Month: A Conversation with Juli Trtanj about Her Role in the Evolution of NOAA’s Climate & Health Program

In this interview, Juli discusses her work in this field, how she has seen NOAA conceive of and develop its Climate and Health Program, and how she views the role of women in climate resilience.

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Air Pollution Interactions with Weather and Climate Extremes: Current Knowledge, Gaps, and Future Directions

Researchers funded by AC4, MAPP, and NIDIS publish a comprehensive report on the relationships between air pollution and weather/climate extremes such as extreme precipitation, floods, droughts, wildfires, and heat waves, calling for interdisciplinary collaborations and enhanced observational and modeling capabilities.

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