Good news from the bad drought: Gulf 'Dead Zone' smallest in years
The worst drought to hit the United States in at least 50 years does have one benefit: it has created the smallest "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico in years, says a Texas A&M University researcher who has just returned from ...
UN agency calls for global action plan on drought
The worst effects of drought could be avoided if countries had a disaster management plan to confront the problem, the UN World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday.
Nobel prize-winning scientist cites evidence of link between extreme weather, global warming
New scientific analysis strengthens the view that record-breaking summer heat, crop-withering drought and other extreme weather events in recent years do, indeed, result from human activity and global warming, Nobel Laureate ...
Climate and drought lessons from ancient Egypt
Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise ...
Impulsive micromanagers help plants to adapt, survive
Soil microbes are impulsive. So much so that they help plants face the challenges of a rapidly changing climate.
With food prices, drought affects farmers more than consumers
While consumers will see increases in the prices of meat, eggs and dairy products as a result of this year's drought, they won't see its effects nearly as much as farmers, according to an agricultural economist ...
When the grass isn't always greener
Worries about Pennsylvania facing a severe drought seem to have faded with recent rainstorms, but the question of how to care for your lawn during this summer's heat is still important.
Drought creating waves of uncertainty for livestock producers
Some of the key safety nets that benefit crop farmers dealing with this years scorching drought wont help livestock producers who have been saddled with high feed costs and growing uncertainty, ...
Seeking hardier breeds for drought, climate change
(AP) Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are emerging with larger roots for gathering water in a drought. Someday, the ...
Diversity keeps grasslands resilient to drought, climate change
For much of the year drought has been plaguing American grasslands. But a recent study found that grasses do not appear to be losing the turf war against climate when it comes to surviving with little precipitation.
Climate: US call for 'flexibility' on warming spurs row
The United States ran into crossfire on Wednesday after it called for "flexibility" in climate talks, even if this approach could not guarantee meeting the UN's target on global warming.
Cold spell gripped Europe 3,000 years before 'Little Ice Age,' says study
(Phys.org) -- Human civilization arose during the relatively balmy climate of the last 10,000 years. Even so, evidence is accumulating that at least two cold spells gripped the northern hemisphere during this ...
Stanford expert brings climate change science to heated Capitol Hill
Now's the time to prepare for the heat waves, heavy rains and droughts that climate change will bring, says Stanford's Chris Field, a noted climate researcher.
Growing a green lawn means finding grasses that need less water
You have to give Doug Soldat credit. He picked the right year to begin a study on the drought tolerance of Wisconsin turfgrasses.