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Tropical Storm Erika spins into a drought-baked part of the Caribbean

Late yesterday afternoon, it looked like Erika, the fifth tropical storm of the season to arise from the Atlantic Basin, was advancing, if unsteadily, in the general direction of South Florida. If the storm musters strength as it approaches the mainland, it could become the first hurricane to make landfall this season, as the United States marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina.

DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN THE UNITED STATES

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E&E examines the effects of record heat and drought conditions on agriculture, energy production, water policy, forest and wildfire management, and climate science.

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