Aerosol particles ejected into the air following volcanic eruptions can trigger rainfall shortages that ultimately alter river systems worldwide.
When too much rain drowns an area, dams and watersheds are at risk of overflowing. This poses serious threats to local areas. Researchers suggest ways that land use developers can mitigate flooding damages by using something as simple as porous concrete.
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.
Tropical mountain regions in Ecuador face significant impacts from climate change. Over the past two hundred years, vegetation on the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador has migrated over 500 meters upslope.