Climate Change May Be Easing Devastating 2012 Drought

Climate Central: Early this week, when Colorado State Climatologist Nolan Doesken toured an area of southeast Colorado hit hardest by the drought of 2012, he was greeted with a vast expanse of parched farmland that had turned into a moonscape with almost no vegetation. That area along the Arkansas River hadn't seen much rainfall in nearly three years, a long dry spell broken recently by a series of torrential downpours, leaving the moonscape even more surreal. "Some of that moonscape was standing water from......

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