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America's normal temperature is now a degree hotter than just 20 years ago.

 

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Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half-century as climate change warmed the planet. 

  

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As several states in the American West face intense drought, water managers say it's shaping up to be a very difficult year for New Mexico farmers because of limited irrigation supplies. 

  

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Legislation in Utah is raising concerns as seven Western states prepare to negotiate how to sustain a river that supplies 40 million people and a massive agricultural industry.

  

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The world’s largest powwow has been canceled for a second consecutive year because of the pandemic. 

  

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