Latest Drought Stories
Plants can adapt to extreme shifts in water availability, such as drought and flooding, but their ability to withstand these extreme patterns will be tested by future climate change, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators.
A megadrought that started in 2005 is still affecting a portion of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California, a new study led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) finds.
A mild winter followed by a long, sweltering summer with widespread drought made 2012 the warmest year on record for the continental United States, NOAA announced on Tuesday.
Australia should prepare now for dry times ahead by ‘banking’ its water underground when rainfall is plentiful.
Reports claiming that the climate change has caused global drought conditions to intensify over the past several decades are flawed and based on faulty calculations, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Nature.
There has been a controversy in the scientific community about the role of climate change in the development and subsequent demise of the Maya civilization, which thrived from AD 300 to 1000.
Some plants in arid regions benefit from climate change
Rising temperatures and decreases in precipitation associated with climate change could cause "widespread tree death" in the forests of the southwestern US, which could lead to "substantial changes" both in the landscape and the creatures living there.
The Pinyon Pine trees of the American southwest are dying off in large numbers, and many researchers have already guessed what is to blame: the heat.
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...
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