Wars are usually caused by struggles for land or power, but one new study is blaming climate change, at least in part, for the start of the Syrian war.
When you're eating a juicy hamburger, you would hardly think that you are affecting the health of the planet - but according to the federal government, you are. An advisory panel of nutritionists and researchers are advising in a new report that Americans eat less meat in order to save the environment.
California is already suffering from the worst drought in a millennium, and now new research shows parts of the Western United States are to face the same fate with decades-long "megadroughts."
A drought that lasted a staggering 650 years led to the abandonment of an ancient city in Mexico, prompting the once-thriving civilization to literally seek greener pastures, new research says.
As climate change encroaches on already arid ecosystems, the threat of drought and eventual desertification is very real. China's north and Sahelian Africa, for instance, have both created "Great Green Walls" of trees and bushes to keep the desert at bay. Now new research suggests that termites, of all things, can also help.
In a new breakthrough study, scientists have successfully tricked plants into tolerating drought and given vegetation across the globe hope of survival amidst the world's ever-changing climate.
US Farmers that are currently fighting ongoing drought, particularly in California, may have hope yet thanks to one man's ingenious invention.
Belize's "Blue Hole," a famous underwater cave and series of nearby lagoons, may hold clues to the collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization, according to new research.
California has been suffering from a three-year-drought that is the worst the region has seen in more than a millennium. Now an analysis conducted by NASA has revealed that in order for the state to recover from its current predicament, it's going to have to gain 11 trillion gallons of water back somehow.
A group of water-starved Southwestern Pond turtles, a "species of special concern," was recently saved from California's ongoing drought as part of a rescue mission from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The NOAA has just released a new report on the historic drought that has been affecting California for the last three years. Stunningly, investigators are saying that human-driven climate change is not to blame, and it is instead the consequence of natural phenomena.
California has been suffering from the same intermittent drought for the last three years that researchers have claimed is a perfect example of consequential climate change. Now it has been revealed that this is the worst drought the region has ever seen in at least a millennium.
You have likely already heard how climate change is impacting various ecosystems across the world. Oceans in particular seems to be suffering, with essential coral communities literally falling to pieces. However, a new study has found that our land is suffering too, harshly affecting the invisible communities that keep our soil healthy and hearty for plant growth.
Mirroring the sentiments of countless climatologists and past studies, the World Bank has released a new report that details how increasing "extreme weather" is unavoidable in the wake of climate change. According to the report, this extreme weather will still increase in prevalence despite international efforts to mitigate the causes of this change.
As extreme weather patterns continue to change with the global climate and shifting trade winds, drought conditions are expected to become more frequent or even worsen for some parts of the world. That's bad news for a stunning number of plant species, which appear to be even more vulnerable to drought conditions than experts expected.