As California smog worsens as a result of extreme heat and drought, health risks increase for the state's residents, new reports say.
Persistent drought, along with disease, warfare and worn-out soils, caused the collapse of the Mayan civilization. But it was always thought that hurricanes were the driving factor, fueling the lack of rain; that is, until new research showed that these storms did not in fact doom these ancient people.
With the launch of its "Earth Right Now" program, and dozens of missions in the past that asses the world climate, NASA has always been keeping a close eye on climate change. Now however, the agency had released a report on how these changes could affect them specifically, and how they will shore up their facilities to weather the changes to come.
Nevada's ongoing drought continues to make food scarce in the mountains, forcing hungry black bears to openly forage in the middle of town, sometimes in the most unusual places, reports say.
The year of 1934 was a dry one, as it boasted the worst drought in North America in the last 1,000 years, a NASA study has found.
A new study has found that pollutant emissions produced by human activity has been causing the world's total annual monsoon rainfall to decline over the past five decades. And while that may be good news for some flood-prone regions, experts do not doubt that it has had a significant adverse impact on delicate ecologies.
Amazon's current drought, brought on by the lack of its "flying rivers," is causing concern among scientists, who have thus decided to build a giant tower in the middle of the rainforest to monitor the effects of climate change.
In the wake of intense drought conditions in California's Central Valley, migratory birds suddenly find themselves without a place to rest and recover before the next leg of their journey. However, conservationists have rented thousands of acres of land, which are then flooded to provided temporary wetlands for these long-distance fliers.
Due to global warming, a megadrought is likely in store for the southwestern United States in the future, researchers say.
The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is causing the region's ground level to literally rise up, according to a new study.
Disappearing groundwater is the out-of-sight, out-of-mind threat that can potentially change how and where we live and grow food, among other things.
A massive forest fire in Sweden has been raging for 11 days, and has grown into the largest fire the country has seen within the last four decades. This fire is occurring in the wake of the highest temperatures Sweden has ever experienced on record, and experts are quick to point out that this is no coincidence.
Researchers have found that wildfires and drought combined shape the ecology of California, both past and future.
Changes in agriculture affect river flow rates in both rainy and dry times, according to two University of Iowa researchers.