A new report from an environmental watchdog group the says the long drought Nebraska's enduring is a clear sign of where the state and region are heading under climate change.
Doug Inkley, senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, says the heat waves we've experienced for months are just the first piece of the puzzle.
In terms of financial impact, the report notes the cost of battling wildfires, now about three-billion dollars a year, has tripled since the 1990s.
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