Drought Intensifies the Navajo Nation's Ongoing Water Shortage (in Photos)
Although drought conditions are improving across most of the U.S., more than 40 percent of Navajo households still don't have running water at home.
The Wettest Part of Alaska Is Experiencing Extreme Drought. Is Climate Change to Blame?
The drought has had damaging economic and ecological impacts.
Washington State Faces a Drought Emergency While Much of the U.S. Is Having a Wet Spring. Is This Normal?
A research scientist explains where to draw the line between normal variability and climate change.
Viewfinder: Farmers in Germany Fear Possible Summer Drought
The photographer lets soil the texture of dry sand slip through his fingers at a farmer's field on April 25th, 2019, near Liebenwalde, Germany.
California's Drought Is Over. What Will That Mean for Water Use?
California's water conservation has seen ups and downs in recent years. Here's what the data shows.
Measles Outbreak and California's Wet Weather: Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
A measles outbreak increases vaccination demand, a new bill would address the crisis of missing Native American women, and California's wet weather eases drought conditions.
A New Report Links Climate Change, the Arab Spring, and Mass Migration
The study pinpoints a particular area and time period where climate change had a profound impact: countries affected by the Arab Spring between 2010 and 2012.
How Termites Help Tropical Forests Withstand Droughts
A new study found that, during drought conditions, increased termite activity led to considerably higher leaf litter decomposition, increased soil moisture, and greater diversity in soil nutrient distribution.
The World's Largest Rainforest Is Failing to Adapt Quick Enough for Climate Change
New research suggests that the rate of change in tree composition within the Amazon basin lags by two orders of magnitude behind the change in climate.
Longer and More Severe Floods Are Becoming More Common in the Amazon
New research finds that fluctuations in atmospheric circulation systems and climate change are behind the increase in extreme flooding.
Increasing Frequency of Drought Is Changing the Amazon From Carbon Sink to Source
New research finds just one season of drought can reduce the carbon dioxide absorption ability of the world's biggest rainforest—the Amazon—for years to come.
Why California's Limit on Residential Water Use Doesn't Really Exist
Lost in the excitement around the legislation is the fact that water agencies have no way to measure how much water their customers use indoors.
How Will an Increasing Number of Droughts Affect the Amazon's Trees?
A new study sheds light on which trees are the most suited for dealing with changing weather patterns in the region.
California Governor Signs New Water Restrictions Into Law
California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills into law Thursday aimed at reducing water consumption in the state, even in non-drought conditions.
'Whiplash' Weather Fluctuations in California's Future
A new study finds that, by the end of the century, California's climate is expected to oscillate more frequently between extreme drought and deluge conditions.
Eight 'Pacific Standard' Stories for World Water Day
Highlighting the exploration of solutions to today's water challenges, and the people working toward global water security.
Drought and Climate Change Could Hamper the Return of Plants and Animals Displaced by California's Biggest Wildfire
One local ecologist set out to catalog the destruction.
Could Portable Treatment Centers Fix Rural America's Water Problems?
Small communities across America don't cope well with water shortages, but one group from UCLA has created something to fix that.
Miracle Grass: A Drought Resistant Crop Is Changing Life for Kenya's Female Farmers
Growing native grasses allows cows to produce milk more efficiently and helps women in Kenya thrive where the men have struggled.