January 29, 2014

The most populated state in the country is facing what may be its worst drought in a century of record-keeping. On January 20, the governor of California declared a state of emergency, urging everyone to begin conserving water.

November 15, 2013

The U.S. Drought Portal offers access to maps, data, and expert assessments through easy-to-use tools designed to help decision makers monitor, plan for, and recover from water shortages.

flooded houses on Breezy Point following Hurricane Sandy
September 3, 2013

Understanding how extreme events in 2012 were influenced—or not—by human-caused climate change

September 1, 2011

An expert on climate conditions and food security explains why some parts of East Africa are so vulnerable to climate shocks like the ongoing drought.