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.
Following years of exceptional drought, California's southeastern deserts were awash in a superbloom of short-lived but spectacular wildflowers in March 2017.
Hot and dry conditions across the Southern Plains proved perfect for the spread of large wildfires across the prairie in March.
Tremendous rain and snow batter California during the month of January.
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?