Latest Drought Stories
Multi-university team used a sediment core from Washington stateâ€™s Castor Lake to unravel regional wet/dry cycles since 4,000 BCE and found longer, more extreme periods have occurred since 1200 AD, possibly associated with changing El NiÃ±o/La NiÃ±a patterns.
A new study released today in the EarlyView of Ecology Letters addresses forest productivity trends in Alaska, highlighting a shift in biomes caused by a warming climate.
A long-lasting drought that affected the Amazon Rain Forest last year was worse than the once-in-a-lifetime drought that the region suffered in 2005, and a team of British and Brazilian scientists say it may have a bigger impact on global warming than the US does in a year.
Scientists stated on Wednesday that global climate changes are a likely trigger of the recent intense monsoon rains that have resulted in the deadly flooding of the Australian state of Queensland.
Growing plants on rooftops is an old concept that has evolved from simple sod roofing to roof gardens and new, lightweight "extensive green roofs".
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2010/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on the recommendations of the Pennsylvania Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it has lifted drought watch declarations for 21 western counties.
An unprecedented, decades-long combination of heat and drought could be headed to the Southwest United States sometime this century.
Historical ecology of the Andes indicates desert-like setting on the horizon.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov.
Large-scale crop failures like the one that caused the recent Russian wheat crisis are likely to become more common under climate change due to an increased frequency of extreme weather events, a new study shows.
Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...