Irrigation systems are essential for maintaining food production in Africa. However, compared to the developed worlds, African farmers have barely any water access. Now researchers are warning that some deprived parts of the continent are due for even more water scarcity in the wake of climate change.
A new study of the flow of water around China's many provinces has revealed an alarming disparity in access. Climate change concerns have the environmentally conscious country already trying to balance this water wealth, but researchers are suggesting that there is a better way.
The crickets are coming. That is essentially what experts are telling Nevada residents, bidding them to prepare for an infestation the likes of which hasn't been seen since colonial times.
Governor Jerry Brown called California "the epicenter of climate change" on Monday, citing multiple examples of how the state is being severely affected by rising temperatures. The governor expressed his desire that other states work with California to take steps to slow climate change and its potentially adverse effects.
Crews are battling a wildfire broke out in central Oklahoma, the blaze has so far consumed 3,000 acres, destroyed at least six homes and killed at least one person.
Increasingly harsh drought conditions in the US Midwest's Corn Belt may take a serious toll on corn and soybean yields over the next half-century, according to research published today in the journal Science.
US wildfires spanning across the West are getting bigger and more frequent, in part due to climate change, over the last 30 years.
Botanists have identified an inexpensive synthetic chemical capable of mimicking the plant stress hormone ABA that helps them cope with drought conditions - a discovery researchers and industry giants both believe could be used to help save plants and increase crop yields in a world of increasing weather extremes.
The Central Great Plains Drought of 2012 was not a result of climate change, according to a report released on Thursday by scientists from five government agencies.
The annual spring outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted hotter, drier conditions across much of the US, including parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The NOAA said temperatures will give way to warmer-than-average weather and continued drought in areas that need moisture.
The 2011 drought in Horn of Africa not only affected millions of people living there, but also caused the songbirds to delay their migration to northern Europe, a new study shows.