A checkerboard of drought conditions has developed across the United States east of the Rockies between spring and summer 2016. Since March, the total drought-affected area of the country has nearly doubled.
2015 was a tough year for vegetation, both natural and agricultural, with a near-record area of global land surfaces in some state of drought.
A massive wildfire in northern Alberta has grown out of control, causing the evacuation of Fort McMurray, a city of 80,000 people. What climate conditions fostered this unusual early-season fire?
Using climate simulations, water managers in the Colorado River basin helped helped stakeholders imagine and prepare for future risks.
Drought has gripped many islands across the Pacific thanks to El Niño and a lack of rainfall.
For the third winter in a row, temperatures were well above normal for much of Alaska, leaving Alaskans to wonder, where's winter?
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.
Rains arrived in California during January 2016, but the drought remains.
Last July, Lake Mead hit a new record low. How is the lake handling the summer so far?
Dangerous flooding amidst a record drought? Just call it another week in California.