Latest Drought Stories
A 1918 El Nino event may have been much more intense than experts previously considered, according to new research.
According to the 5th World Water Forum, nations should begin building defense systems to fight floods and drought which could be multiplying due to climate change.
In the heart of Californiaâ€™s San Joaquin Valley, the most productive agriculture region anywhere in the world, almond farmer Marvin Meyers has moved into water banking.
U.S. scientists say the only tornado to hit downtown Atlanta in recorded history may have formed because of previous rainfall in the drought-stricken area. On March 14, 2008, a tornado swept through downtown Atlanta, with 130 mile-per-hour winds.
Drought worries intensified as a U.S.
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The Amazon is surprisingly sensitive to drought, according to new research conducted throughout the world's largest tropical forest.
With almost $3 billion in economic losses from below-normal rainfall this year, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state emergency on Friday due to drought, and is even considering mandatory water rationing.
Forests in the Amazon could be less susceptible to global warming than originally thought because rainfall predictions were underestimated, a study stated.
The latest series of wildfires to hit Australia appeared to be intensified due to climate change, scientists reported on Monday.
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...