Just a few years ago, California seemed well on its way to becoming Mars thanks to a prolonged drought.
It started in January 2014 and didn’t really begin to ease until a year ago. Now, there are no areas of the state in drought, the first time that’s been the case since 2011.
Justin Sullivan, of Getty Images, recently returned to all of the spots he documented during the drought. His images show that nature is pretty grand, if occasionally unrelenting.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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