Drought stress found to alter the function of rainforest soil

Prolonged drought has a significant impact on the extent to which rainforest soils can emit and consume biogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This was the finding of an international research team, including scientists ...

High-res Western drought forecasts could be on horizon

A new computer modeling technique developed by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers the potential to generate months-ahead summertime drought forecasts across the Western United States ...

Extreme flash droughts will continue into the future

In the summer of 2020, an extreme flash drought event broke out over the southeastern coastal region of China, which had serious impacts on local agriculture and the environment. It was identified as one of the top 10 extreme ...

Drought: Clear impacts on global agricultural production

Maize, rice, soybean, and wheat are key in the debate concerning food, land, water and energy security and sustainability. The human consumption vs. animal feed competition nourished the debate about the environmental footprints ...

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