Ethiopian farmers test out new drought-resistant chickpea crop in hopes of boosting production.
Recent rains in Texas have helped the drought, but there is still a long way to go before water supplies improve.
After recovering last year, the water level of Lake Mead - the country's largest man-made reservoir - is dropping once again.
The streak of warm years continued in 2011, with severe weather and climate extremes in the U.S. and worldwide.
Conservationists fear the Texas drought may harm a large population of endangered whooping cranes.
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.
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.
A new study finds that, in parts of the Southwest, warmer and drier weather forecast for the future is bound to increase dust formation.