All Articles on Drought

A sign on a farm trailer reading "Food grows where water flows" hangs over dry, cracked mud at the edge of a farm April 16, 2009 near Buttonwillow, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) News
Emerging Climate-Fueled Megadrought in Western US Rivals Any Over Past 1,200 Years: Study
"We now have enough observations of current drought and tree-ring records of past drought to say that we're on the same trajectory as the worst prehistoric droughts."
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The food system has to change in significant ways if it hopes to continue amidst changing climates and disappearing landscapes. (Photo: The Ecologist) Views
Environmental Changes in our Food System
Consumers are calling for greater sustainability across the board, and the agriculture industry is no exception.
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Bushfires rage across the country, fuelled by record heat, and are now surging through acres of parched land dryer than ever after the worst drought in a generation.(Photo: David Gray/Getty Images) Views
Australia’s Bushfires Are a Wake-up Call: We Must Build a More Humane Economy Before It’s Too Late
Economists used to admire scientists. Now they ignore them at our peril.
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Digging for water in the Ewaso Ngiro river basin in central Kenya on April 4, 2017. News
A Call to Action as Planet's Essential Groundwater is Being Rapidly Depleted
Changes in groundwater flows due to climate change could have a very long legacy. This could be described as an environmental time bomb
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There is ample room to change the quality of growth, to reduce its environmental impact significantly.  (Photo: via Earth Island Journal) Views
Is Growth Passé?
Some suggest that the Paris climate agreement’s target for limiting global warming can be achieved only by stopping economic expansion. But there is ample room to change the quality of growth and significantly reduce its environmental impact without condemning billions of people to lives of...
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If such is the state of our earth in extremis, COP25 the UN Climate Change Conference, is endeavoring to mitigate the major cause: climate change. (Photo: EuroNews/Twitter) Views
Earth In Extremis While Trump Plays Ostrich
Indeed a vexing state of affairs for the world when major players shirk their responsibilities.
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A river at risk of drying up near the agricultural village of Guapinol, Honduras. The phrase “Cuidemos los bosques,” painted onto a rock by villagers, translates to “Protect the forests.” (Photo: Lawyers for Civil Rights) Views
'Fleeing Not Migrating'
Climate change, pollution, and violence drive people to the U.S. border, even with no promise of a path to citizenship.
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New Research Warns Severe Climate-Related Droughts Could Threaten 60% of Global Wheat Crop by 2100
Even with ambitious global efforts to limit emissions, the study warns, "the increase in the frequency and extent of adverse weather extremes and related shocks on the production side would be unprecedented."
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Warming of 3 or more degrees C would—literally—create a world that is alien to human experience. (Photo: Screenshot/Tumblr) Views
What Corporate Media and the Neoliberal Establishment Can't Admit About the Climate Emergency
The crisis is already upon us, but the media refuses to cover it as the clear and present danger it is now, and the virtual apocalypse it will soon be without immediate, urgent, global action.
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Drought-ravaged agricultural land in Central Europe. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Climate Catastrophe Comes for Europe
This year’s floods and heat waves are but a fraction of what awaits the continent—unless a growing climate mobilization succeeds.
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