The Killer Drought of 2012 Eases — But Not By Much

Climate Central: The historic drought of 2012 continues to parch the nation, according to the latest version of the U.S. Drought Monitor, released Thursday. Although conditions have improved somewhat in the hard-hit states of Ohio and Indiana, nearly 63 percent of the U.S. remains at some level in drought as of August 21, the most recent date for which statistics are available. It's possible to look at the new numbers optimistically. "The total area in moderate or worse drought actually increased, but that's not......

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