United States: Drought envelops state’s southern tier

Detroit News: Relentless heat and a lack of rain are pushing more and more of Michigan into drought, jeopardizing the state's lucrative fruit and grain crops in a trend that one meteorologist calls "alarming." Nearly 80 percent of the state is in abnormally dry or drought conditions, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Almost a quarter of Michigan is experiencing at least moderate drought conditions, up from 8 percent last week, according to a report this week from NOAA. Some......

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