Drought
Drought is an extended period when a region receives a deficiency in its water supply, whether atmospheric, surface or ground water. A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after a...
Drought - Wikipedia
16th Century Mexican Church Re-Emerges From Underwater
The ruins of a 16th century colonial church re-emerge from a reservoir in Mexico due to lack of rain. The ruins of a 16th century colonial church have re-emerged from a reservoir due to the lack of ...
California’s Low Snowpack Truly Exceptional
After two winters of extremely low precipitation, California is suffering through a severe drought, one exacerbated by unusually warm weather. The heat influences the drought in part by enhancing evap...
Long-Suffering California Can Blame Drought On Global Warming, Experts Say
Global warming has increased the severity of the ongoing drought in California, as part of a larger trend of human-caused climate change intensifying dry weather spells, scientists said on Thursday. S...
Risk Of Food Shortages To Rise With Climate Change
A new report found that extreme weather in the coming decades will have an increasingly strong impact on global food supplies. The chances of food shortages and extreme price hikes could triple by 204...
Millions Of ‘Shade Balls’ To Prevent Evaporation In California Reservoirs
Los Angeles officials have come up with a surprisingly low-tech way to fight the region's water crisis: millions of floating plastic balls. As part of a $34.5 million project, the city's Department of...
California Freeway Opens After Wildfire Scorches 20 Vehicles
Officials reopen key Southern California artery after wildfire destroys 20 vehicles and continues to threaten area homes. California motorists saw both fire and rain within 24 hours on a key artery t...
Drought-Stricken Southwest Considers Water Desalination
It's not just California. Droughts are sapping precious water supplies all across America's southwest. The region has been suffering from drought for 11 of the past 14 years, according to NASA, direct...
What drought? Aerial photos expose Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Barbra Streisand as a few of the greedy celebrities wasting water to keep their lush lawns green in the midst of California's worst drought in history
California is currently in the fourth year of its worst drought in history, but the rich and famous residents of Los Angeles are still keeping up with the Kardashians when it comes to landscaping.
California Board Approves Emergency Water Rules
California's state water board on Tuesday approved emergency drought regulations that aim to slash water use in urban areas by 25 percent. The measures call for cities and water agencies to reduce wat...
Remembering Black Sunday, 80 Years Later —The Dust Bowl
On April 14, 1935, the residents of the Great Plains awoke to perfect weather: clear, warm and windless. It was a welcome break from the near-daily dust storms—induced by drought and poor agricultural...
How to Take Long Showers and Still Save the World From Drought | Adam J. Rose
While all water conservation is good, not all water conservation is equal. If you make a few smarter choices, you really shouldn't feel guilty about the things listed below -- provided you don't over-...
California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown issues water rules
California Gov. Jerry Brown imposes mandatory water restrictions on residents, businesses and farms. The state is caught in an historic drought.
California will run out of water reserves in a year and should begin rationing the precious resource immediately, NASA scientist says
California will run out of water in 12 months, according to a NASA scientist. The state only has one year of supply left in its reservoirs due to persistent drought and is also running out of backup g...
California farmers resign themselves to drought: 'Nobody's fault but God's' | US news | The Guardian
Despite efforts to dig deeper into the earth to get at diminishing groundwater, the spectre of desertification may cost Central Valley farmers too much to carry on. Kim Hammond does not want responsib...
Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warming: study
The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says.
Droughts in Africa
Environmental issues in Africa are caused by anthropogenic effects on the African natural environment and have major impacts on humans and nearly all forms of endemic life. Issues include desertificat...
Droughts in Australia
Drought in Australia is defined by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology as rainfall over a three-month period being in the lowest decile of what has been recorded for that region in the past. This def...
Droughts in Australia - Wikipedia
2007 North America South and Eastern heatwave
The 2007 North America South and Eastern heatwave was a continuation and eastward expansion of the 2007 Western North American heat wave which began in late June 2007. The heatwave expanded eastward s...
2007 North America South and Eastern heatwave - Wikipedia
Megadrought
A megadrought (or mega-drought) is a prolonged drought lasting two decades or longer. Past megadroughts have been associated with persistent multiyear La Niña conditions (cooler than normal water temp...
Megadrought - Wikipedia
Malawian food crisis
Malawi is one of the world’s least developed countries and is ranked 170 out of 187 countries according to the 2010 Human Development Index. It has about 16 million people, 53% of whom live under the...
Black Sunday (storm)
Black Sunday refers to a particularly severe dust storm that took place on April 14, 1935, as part of the Dust Bowl. It was one of the worst dust storms in American history and it caused immense econo...
Black Sunday (storm) - Wikipedia
Spring of 2011 in the United Kingdom
The Spring of 2011 in the United Kingdom was exceptional for the warm weather which occurred during April and the dry weather which was persistent during March and April in certain parts of the UK. Ap...
1906 United Kingdom heat wave
The 1906 United Kingdom heatwave was a severe heatwave that occurred over all parts of the UK, from August through to September. The heatwave was unusual as the highest temperatures were recorded in e...
1906 United Kingdom heat wave - Wikipedia
Remembering Black Sunday, 80 Years Later —The Dust Bowl
On April 14, 1935, the residents of the Great Plains awoke to perfect weather: clear, warm and windless. It was a welcome break from the near-daily dust storms—induced by drought and poor agricultural...
California will run out of water reserves in a year and should begin rationing the precious resource immediately, NASA scientist says
California will run out of water in 12 months, according to a NASA scientist. The state only has one year of supply left in its reservoirs due to persistent drought and is also running out of backup g...