Recent summers have offered a taste of things to come for Welsh farmers.
May 4, 2020 • ~6 min
"We can't attribute single fire events to climate change. But the trends in large fire events... are consistent with expected trends in a warming climate."
April 8, 2020 • ~5 min
Some forests, particularly in more arid regions, have become more drought tolerant, primarily thanks to the death of less hardy trees.
March 31, 2020 • ~6 min
Dung beetles help rainforests regrow – but extreme drought and wildfires in the Amazon are killing them off
A new study finds 70% of Amazonian dung beetles were killed by the severe fire and droughts of 2015 to 2016. By spreading seeds and poop, dung beetles fertilize forests and aid regrowth of vegetation.
March 9, 2020 • ~6 min
Our research has brought us into contact with multiple communities whose lives are increasingly precarious thanks to climate change.
March 3, 2020 • ~7 min
Thanks to climate change, "the East Coast could start looking like the West Coast from a water standpoint. That's going to be a real challenge."
Feb. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
Widespread "perfect droughts" affect southern California water sources about six times a century, according to a study of tree rings going back to 1126.
Jan. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
When conditions remain dry, do trees grow new roots to tap water sources or rely on established roots that already go deep? A new study has the answer.
Dec. 30, 2019 • ~4 min
Aloe and other succulents can thrive as houseplants despite little water. New research suggests a cellular trick of aloe's could lead to drought-proof crops.
Aug. 6, 2019 • ~3 min
A new simulation shows how changing the incentives for using and storing water could help deal with droughts while also meeting demand.
Aug. 2, 2019 • ~8 min