Winter rains can temper Arizona's wildfire season, but monsoon rains shut them down. Unfortunately, this monsoon season was the second-driest ever.
Oct. 20, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change wildfire rainfall earth-and-environment monsoons
A new study of ice-core data shows that an unusual, six-year period of cold temperatures and heavy rainfall coincided with European deaths during the 1918 Spanish flu.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology history environments-sustainability alvin-powell michael-mccormick spanish-flu rainfall world-war-i alexander-more initiative-for-the-science-of-the-human-past long-island-university nottingham-university paul-mayewski university-of-maine
Restoring former prairies that have been plowed under for farming delivers land, wildlife and climate benefits. But a new study finds that the weather plays a surprising role.
June 5, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change ecology rainfall prairies grasslands ecosystem-recovery weather us-midwest weeds precipitation native-plants restoration-ecology
Finding could be useful for attempts to manipulate the weather using technology.
May 14, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: rainfall meteorology weather nuclear-tests
We need to understand colonial histories to understand climate risks.
March 6, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: history agriculture farming colonialism rainfall peanuts senegal
Rainfall from the Asian summer monsoon has been declining for 80 years, and air pollution is the most likely culprit, researchers say.
May 16, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: pollution rainfall earth-and-environment monsoons
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