Ethiopia says it will launch a civilian satellite into orbit in three to five years to better predict weather conditions and for remote sensing activities inside the country.
Back in 2010-11 Australia "greened", as record-breaking rains triggered a boom in plant growth that removed huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stored it as carbon in the landscape.
The long-running drought in much of the Northeastern United States is expected to persist through the winter.
Because plants cannot relocate when resources become scarce, they need to efficiently regulate their growth by responding to environmental cues. Drought is the most important cause of reduced plant growth and crop yield, ...
New research suggests that "flash droughts"—like the one that unexpectedly gripped the Southern Rockies and Midwest in the summer of 2012—could be predicted months in advance using soil moisture and snowpack data.
A feature thought to make plants sensitive to drought could actually hold the key to them coping with it better, according to new findings published in eLife.
With California in its fifth year of severe drought and many western states experiencing another year of unusually dry conditions, plants are stressed.
It's mid-August and east of Los Angeles, the Blue Cut fire is burning through the mountains of San Bernardino, California. So far it's blackened 30,000 acres and forced more than 80,000 people to evacuate their homes. Several ...
Whether growing along the rim of the Grand Canyon or living in the mist with California's coastal redwoods, Douglas fir trees are consistently sensitive to drought conditions that occur throughout the species' range in the ...
Ecologist Dirac Twidwell wants to change the way we think about prescribed burns.