Latest Drought Stories
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.
Warming climate may mean less rainfall for drought-sensitive regions of the Southern Hemisphere, according to results just published by an international research team.
Researchers at the University of Granada Department of Botanic have participated in an international study that has confirmed that global warming is causing plants to migrate to higher altitudes.
Researchers, including plant researchers from the University of Copenhagen, have developed a new type of the corn-like crop sorghum, which may become very significant for food supplies in drought-prone areas.
The National Science Foundation has funded a study to determine past climates by studying tree rings.
Today marks World Water Day 2012, a day created by the United Nations that is meant to focus on the importance of sustaining freshwater sources.
A fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favored lush vegetation to extended periods of drought.
A new assessment of available water resources, published today by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), reveals that large areas in Spain and Eastern Europe have on average less than 200 mm freshwater available every year while the demand for water is three to ten times higher.
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...