Large plume of Saharan dust reaches the Caribbean and South America

Large plume of Saharan dust reaches the Caribbean and South America

The second large plume of Saharan dust reached the Caribbean and South America on June 7, 2022, after a journey of more than 5 500 km (3 400 miles), as forecasted by Copernicus CAMS and confirmed by Sentinel-5p Aerosol index.

Red River Valley facing its worst flooding in a decade, Canada/U.S.

Red River Valley facing its worst flooding in a decade, Canada/U.S.

An extreme spring blizzard, multiple rainstorms, and melting winter ice swelled the Red River of the North and its tributaries, driving them out of their banks and across a broad, flat floodplain. The deluge comes one year after the same region endured extreme drought.

Severe dust storm engulfs parts of Iraq

Severe dust storm engulfs parts of Iraq

A major dust storms hit large parts of Iraq, including the capital Baghdad, on May 1 and 2, 2022, turning the skies over the country orange.