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.

Drought May Cause Shutdown of Texas Rice Production

  • Published: Jan 31st, 2012

If reservoir levels don't rise in the coming months, water managers will be forced to withhold water from agricultural users, which will mean severe cuts to Texas rice production this year.

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.

2011 Was At Least 11th Warmest Year On Record

  • Published: Jan 19th, 2012

2011 was the 11th warmest year on record globally, and the warmest La Nina year ever observed.

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.