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
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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
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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
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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
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A group called FEWS NET identifies famine risk factors and issues alerts to humanitarian NGOs and government agencies. Here's how it works.
July 31, 2019 • ~8 min
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"The high elevation zone you love to hike around in, and streams that you love to go fishing in, and places that you look to as your refuge for solace are changing."
April 8, 2019 • ~5 min
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