Native Australian "resurrection plants" store sugars and recycle cells to survive long dry episodes. Using this, researchers may be able to design drought-resistant crops.
Wild animals living within the Ruaha National Park, located in Central Tanzania, routinely dig watering holes to beat the heat during the dry season.
Researchers found that pineapples utilize a unique photosynthesis that protects the plants from loosing too much water during the day. This allows the fruits to be juicy even though they grow in dry environments.
Orangutans and other rare species on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo are endanagered, in large part due to commercial plam oil cultivation. In the last decade alone, orangutan populations have declined by 50 percent as the result of habitat loss and smoke-related deaths.
Climate change, land use and population growth are threatening the availability of water sources in the Himalaya Mountain basins.
Unlike their human counterparts in California, Monarch butterflies are actually benefitting from the longstanding drought – more specifically, they're thriving on drought-tolerant milkweed which homeowners are planting to replace more thirsty lawns.
A new house design runs on solar, breeze-collection, rainwater, and the ability to raise tilapia and an aquaponic garden indoors.
Widespread drought and wildfires are threatening historic groves of Giant Sequoias in California. Since more extreme droughts are expected in the future, a recent study examined areas that need the most attention to prevent tree loss.
Partly because news stories about climate, floods, and drought prevail in recent years, environmental concerns have remained important to citizens in the U.S., Western Europe, and elsewhere despite the worries of the 2008 Recession.
California's Sierra Nevada snowpack is lower than it has ever been in the past 500 years – a result of the region's three-year long drought, which doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon, say researchers.
An antique book about the second Dutch expedition of the Mascarene Islands depicts the first drawing of the now extinct dodo bird. This species went extinct in the 17th century from a combination of climate change effects and rapid island colonization.
In addition to the raging wildfires, the Pacific Northwest lowlands are experiencing devastation in mountain pond habitats as a result of climate change. According to recent forecast models, this just may be new norm that amphibians have to get used to.
Temperate forests face many threats posed by climate change. They are being stressed by hotter, drier air temperature that overheat their leaves and steal all their moisture.
Home owners in central Florida want to save water but also feel pressure to meet Home Owner's Association regulations. Here's a look at how much drinking water is used.