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Lone Star tick spreads north — Saliva linked to red meat allergy

Thanks to climate change, insects that are normally found in the southern regions of the United States are spreading northward, and they are bringing the diseases they can transmit along with them. Such is the case with the Southeastern Lone Star tick.

'Once in a generation' drought may become new norm for Southeast

Water isn't a commodity that most southerners usually worry about. But lately, the drought has become a hot topic as more and more communities begin dealing with declining water resources. Even worse, these conditions may become the new norm.

Dozens of wildfires in Southeastern U.S. burn over 80,000 acres

There are dozens of major wildfires blazing in the drought-ravaged Southeast of the U.S. As of today, wildfires, many of them set on purpose, have burned over 80,000 acres. One fire in Georgia has burned an area the size of Manhattan.

Deepening drought in Southeastern U.S. sparks over 30 wildfires

Over 30 wind-driven wildfires, spanning an area from northeast Alabama to eastern Kentucky, as well as Tennessee, and North Carolina, are blanketing the region in a thick layer of smoke as an extreme drought deepens.

Hurricane Matthew zeroes in on Haiti and Jamaica — Eyes SE U.S.

Port-au-prince - The Atlantic's most powerful hurricane in almost a decade is poised to deliver a potentially devastating blow to the Caribbean tonight and Tuesday. U.S. authorities are now preparing for a possible landfall along the southeastern coast later in the week.
 

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NASA satellite imagery of the wildfires in the Southeastern U.S.
NASA satellite imagery of the wildfires in the Southeastern U.S.
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A NASA satellite image shows smoke from wildfires in Kentucky  North Carolina  Tennessee and Virgini...
A NASA satellite image shows smoke from wildfires in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
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Michele posted this image on Twitter with a very short comment:  There are no more words.  This spea...
Michele posted this image on Twitter with a very short comment: "There are no more words." This speaks eloquently for many people in our Southeastern states facing these fires.
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N. A. West Block Co. Being flooded  Ellijay. Carteret River overflows. Atlanta  Ga.
N. A. West Block Co. Being flooded Ellijay. Carteret River overflows. Atlanta, Ga.
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USFS firefighters from several NFs in California are currently mobilized to 8 wildfires in the South...
USFS firefighters from several NFs in California are currently mobilized to 8 wildfires in the Southeast U.S.
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