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DAVIS, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the early successes of this year's drought response in California is the work of Klamath Basin farmers to rapidly establish cover
ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought and improve crop yield in regions prone to famine.
From Faneuil Hall in Boston to the Bering Land Bridge National Monument in Alaska, Americans treasure numerous national landmarks and a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists has found that many of these sites are under threat from the effects of climate change.
Bureau of Reclamation released final environmental documents for the proposed annual transfers of up to 7,500 acre-feet of Firebaugh Canal Water District’s Central Valley Project water to the
US corn yields are growing more sensitive to heat and drought, according to research by environmental scientist David Lobell. Farmers are faced with difficult tradeoffs in adapting to a changing climate in which unfavorable weather will become more common.
New research on tree rings in Utah has revealed that some droughts of the past 576 years were much more severe than anything seen since the start of the 20th century.
Retired NOAA/NASA climatologist L.
A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.
Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming decades, according to new research.
Rise in Snowpack Feeding Colorado River Minor in Long-Term Drought Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 While the snowpack that feeds the Colorado River
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...