April 10, 2017

In Africa, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan while other areas in Somalia and Nigeria are highly food insecure. But the reasons go beyond climate factors. 

March 7, 2017

After facing 5 years of drought in 15 years, partners in Washington’s Yakima River Basin developed a new water plan that aims to make farms, fish, and families in the region more resilient to climate variability and change.

January 10, 2017

In 2016, daily temperatures in Alaska that were warmer than average outnumbered those that were cooler than average by a 9 to 1 ratio.

Boiled Lobster Plate
October 6, 2016

For New Englanders, the saying “as American as apple pie” may as well be “as New England as lobster,”

but warming sea surface temperatures from climate change are forcing populations of the American lobster to higher latitudes than ever before—and upending fishing communities on the New England coast.

 

August 2, 2016

A record-smashing hurricane season in the central North Pacific. Water rationing in Puerto Rico. The biggest one-year jump in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. These and more of 2015's extreme events had one thing in common: El Niño.

May 31, 2016

Using climate simulations, water managers in the Colorado River basin helped helped stakeholders imagine and prepare for future risks.

February 17, 2016

The dismal rainy season in southern Africa has destroyed crops, killed livestock, and even led to blackouts. El Niño probably had something to do with it. 

Chocolate-dipped strawberries
February 10, 2016

Over the next several decades, cacao-growing regions may grow warmer and drier, but with planning and adaptation, farmers can keep producing our favorite treat.

October 22, 2015

Above-average rainfall this past spring in Morton, Illinois, the so-called “pumpkin capital of the world,” is to blame for a pumpkin shortage this fall. 

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