Blogs Drought

Image of the Day: Not Exactly Magic Beans, But Close

  • Published: Mar 6th, 2012

Ethiopian farmers test out new drought-resistant chickpea crop in hopes of boosting production.

Texas Drought Eases, But It’s Too Late for Some

  • Published: Feb 24th, 2012

Recent rains in Texas have helped the drought, but there is still a long way to go before water supplies improve.

Southwest Turns Anxious Eye to Shrinking Lake Mead

  • Published: Jan 29th, 2012

After recovering last year, the water level of Lake Mead - the country's largest man-made reservoir - is dropping once again.

A Graphical Tour Through the Climate of 2011

  • Published: Jan 20th, 2012

The streak of warm years continued in 2011, with severe weather and climate extremes in the U.S. and worldwide.

Texas Drought Threatens Endangered Whooping Cranes

  • Published: Jan 10th, 2012

Conservationists fear the Texas drought may harm a large population of endangered whooping cranes.

Texas on Pace for Warmest, Driest Year on Record

  • Published: Dec 27th, 2011

This year is on track to be the warmest and driest year in Texas history, while the winter is off to a snowless start in parts of the Northeast.

New York Times Publishes a Searing Drought Story, But Completely Misses the Climate Change Angle

  • Published: Jul 12th, 2011

A New York Times story on the intense drought in the Southern US fails to mention any possible climate change role, instead blaming La Nina.

Warmer Temperatures Could Bring More Dust to the Southwest

  • Published: May 20th, 2011

A new study finds that, in parts of the Southwest, warmer and drier weather forecast for the future is bound to increase dust formation.