The onset of the rainy season can affect food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa as much as the amount of rain farmers receive overall, a new study shows.
Jan. 26, 2021 • ~7 min
Trees may be more resilient to future dry spells than scientists first thought.
Jan. 18, 2021 • ~6 min
Global land area and the number of people suffering from the effects of extreme drought could more than double by the late 21st century, experts warn.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~4 min
Two-thirds of Earth's land is on pace to lose water as the climate warms – that's a problem for people, crops and forests
The projected loss of water storage on land as global temperatures rise is especially alarming in the Southern Hemisphere – and in parts of the US.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~7 min
A breakthrough in understanding desalination membranes could boost efficiency and make it cheaper to get clean water from salty water.
Jan. 6, 2021 • ~5 min
Many storms, heatwaves, fires and droughts slipped under the radar this year.
Dec. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
An invisible crisis is brewing in US farm country as the overpumped Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer drains. The key drivers are federal farm subsidies and the tax code.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~10 min
Wildfires force thousands to evacuate near Los Angeles: Here's how the 2020 Western fire season got so extreme
The 2020 wildfire season has shattered records across the West. It's a trend that's headed in a dangerous direction.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
When multiple droughts build on each other, they affect forests differently than one drought alone. Researchers are beginning to understand how and why.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
The Trump administration is trying to roll back a regulation that requires showerheads to conserve water and saves owners an average of $70 and nearly 3,000 gallons of water yearly per showerhead.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~8 min