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
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
"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
A retrofit for some older power plants could mitigate the surprisingly large impact of drought on their capacity.
March 27, 2019 • ~5 min
The free public website Drought Eye shows locations across the continental US where drought conditions may be occurring.
March 5, 2019 • ~4 min