Latest Drought Stories
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
As drought ravages grasslands across the United States, a few American scientists are looking into how different species of grass endure these harsh conditions.
Western North America was plagued by a seemingly unending drought from 2000 to 2004 that left forests parched, riverbeds dry and, according to scientists, was the strongest such drought in 800 years, and could be a sign of a new “normal” standard for decades to come.
According to National Climatic Data Center, 55 percent of the United States is now in moderate to severe drought. Current drought conditions surpass the record set in December 1956.
Global warming could be leading to extreme weather events in several areas around the world, but in some areas scientists have not been able to find any link between the two at all, according to new analyses released Tuesday.
Wave after wave of heat has baked almost half the United States into some form of drought, according to data released by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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...
- An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.