Latest Drought Stories
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.
Disaster relief contributions still needed to prevent starvation in Niger, Mali, Senegal and Chad, says Lauren Fisher of World Vision International on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Talk Show.
While drought conditions throughout much of the United States are hampering corn and soybean crops, there might be some benefit to the lack of rain after all -- to oenophiles, at least.
The current drought crisis has prompted the World Meteorological Organization to push for international adoption of drought-management policies.
While cooler temperatures and rainfall have eased drought conditions across the country, many farming states continue to feel the pinch of the worst US dry spell to hit in more than fifty years.
Scientists have long thought drought played a part in the Mayan collapse, but some recent studies add twists to this long held theory.
Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records
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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