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US Drought Monitor shows record-breaking expanse of drought across US
More of the United States is in moderate drought or worse than at any other time in the 12-year history of the US Drought Monitor, officials from the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said today. (2012-07-05)
US sets drought monitor's 'exceptional drought' record in July
The percent of contiguous US land area experiencing the worst form of drought reached the highest levels in the history of the US Drought Monitor in July, officials said. (2011-08-01)
New research identifies two types of drought across China and how they evolve
Dr. Linying WANG and Professor Xing YUAN, from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, used in-situ observations and reanalysis datasets to explore the long-term variability and trends of two types of flash drought. (2018-10-16)
Multimodel ensemble prediction of summer droughts over the Yellow River Basin
The ensemble prediction will provide invaluable information for drought adaptation over the Yellow River basin. (2018-08-13)
Scientists reveal underpinnings of drought tolerance in plants
Drought is one of the most urgent environmental crises facing the world today. (2015-06-11)
Special issue: Drought's impacts on society, ecology and agriculture
In this Special Issue of Science, five Reviews highlight new insights into the impacts of drought on social, ecological and agricultural systems worldwide. (2020-04-16)
Europe hit by 1 of the worst droughts since 2003
Much of the European continent has been affected by severe drought in June and July 2015, one of the worst since the drought and heat wave of summer of 2003, according to the latest report by the JRC's European Drought Observatory. (2015-08-20)
How forest termites protect tropical forests from drought
The efforts of tiny forest termites have a big effect on the harmful ecological effects of drought in tropical rainforests, according to a new study, which reveals their important role in maintaining ecosystem function during periods of extended aridity. (2019-01-10)
Super El Nino and the 2015 extreme summer drought over North China
A strong El Niño does not necessarily result in a higher predictability of extreme drought. (2017-01-24)
Drought's legacy on trees is worth modeling
Forests slow their growth for up to four years after severe drought, a period during which they are less able to act as carbon sinks, a new study reports. (2015-07-30)
An evapotranspiration deficit drought index to detect drought impacts on ecosystems
The difference between actual and potential evapotranspiration, technically termed a standardized evapotranspiration deficit drought index (SEDI), can more sensitively capture the biological changes of ecosystems in response to the dynamics of drought intensity, compared with indices based on precipitation and temperature. (2019-10-24)
Sequence matters in droughts and floods
When extremes of drought and flood come in rapid succession, the extent of damage to vegetation may depend in part on the sequence of those events, according to a new study published in the American Naturalist. (2009-01-08)
Why did rainfall over Asian inland plateau region undergo abrupt decrease around 1999?
The Asian inland plateau (AIP) is located in the East Asian monsoon marginal areas and mainly includes Mongolia and part of northern China. (2017-03-07)
Forests worldwide threatened by drought
Forests around the world are at risk of death due to widespread drought, University of Stirling researchers have found. (2017-02-22)
Revealed: Termites mitigate effects of drought in tropical rainforests
A major new study by the University of Liverpool and the Natural History Museum has discovered that termites mitigate against the effects of drought in tropical rain forests. (2019-01-10)
Southwest may face 'megadrought' this century
Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a 'megadrought' -- one that lasts over 30 years -- ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century. (2014-08-27)
Historical climate important for soil responses to future climate change
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, examined how 18 years of drought affect the billions of vital bacteria that are hidden in the soil beneath our feet. (2018-11-30)
Fungi may help drought-stressed wheat
Certain drought-stressed wheat cultivars perform better when their roots are in symbiosis with beneficial fungi. (2015-12-17)
UGA researchers explain recent decline in Georgia's blue crab population
Two researchers at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah have offered an explanation for the recent decline in Georgia's blue crab population that has devastated one of the state's most important coastal fisheries. (2004-11-23)
Vinegar: A cheap and simple way to help plants fight drought
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) have discovered a new, yet simple, way to increase drought tolerance in a wide range of plants. (2017-06-26)
More To Drought Than Meets The Eye
Just as you can't judge a book by its cover, you probably can't judge a tree's drought tolerance by its leaf response, according to Penn State researchers. (1997-08-14)
Short-Term Drought Prediction May Help Communities
The ability to predict drought one to several seasons in advance, may save water resource planners and farmers billions of dollars, according to a team of Penn State researchers. (1998-05-29)
Future flash drought will increase over humid regions
proposed a new definition of flash drought based on rapid decline rate of soil moisture and the dry persistency. (2019-10-17)
Study: Climate change could cause drought in wheat-growing areas
Wheat supplies about 20 percent of all calories consumed by humans. (2019-09-25)
Climate changes require better adaptation to drought
Europe's future climate will be characterised by more frequent heat waves and more widespread drought. (2018-10-16)
RNA discovery could help boost plant heat, drought tolerance
The discovery of a RNA that can increase drought and salt tolerance in thale cress could illuminate a new research approach and hold implications for other plants, including food crops. (2017-09-18)
AgriLife Research study seeks to pinpoint wheat drought-tolerance mechanisms
Maybe it's in the shoot, maybe the root. Texas AgriLife Research scientists are on a quest to find where different wheat varieties popular in the High Plains get their drought tolerance. (2012-04-24)
Using new satellite maps, scientists get a clear view of this summer's developing drought
As the Eastern U.S. continues to suffer from this summer's record-breaking drought, scientists are scrambling to find ways to better understand what happens to forests and crops during such extended dry spells. (1999-09-01)
Study reveals which genes are critical to a plant's response to drought
Drought is the most important cause of reduced plant growth and crop yield, which makes insights into plant's drought response highly valuable to agriculture. (2016-10-25)
Time of day matters to thirsty trees, U of T researcher discovers
The time of day matters to forest trees dealing with drought, according to a new paper produced by a research team led by Professor Malcolm Campbell, University of Toronto Scarborough's vice-principal for research and colleagues in the department of cell and systems biology at the St. (2009-11-23)
When and where did the drought occur severely in the Yellow River basin during the last 55 years?
Drought is one of the severe natural disasters to impact human society and occurs widely and frequently in China. (2018-06-04)
Animal hormone is involved in plant stress memory
Regulating melatonin production in plants via drought priming could be a promising approach to enhancing abiotic stress tolerance of crops in future climate scenarios. (2016-06-17)
What it takes to recover from drought
According to a study published Aug. 10 in Nature, the length of drought recovery depends on several factors, including the region of the world and the post-drought weather conditions. (2017-08-09)
UC Riverside to host 3-day international meeting on drought
To compare drought impact and mitigation at the international level, UC Riverside has organized a meeting that will bring together senior drought experts and policy makers from five drought-plagued regions: Spain, Australia, South Africa, Mexico and California. (2010-03-10)
Scientists reveal drivers of prolonged spring-summer drought over North China
A recent study reveals the large-scale dynamic drivers of the prolonged spring-summer drought over North China, where prolonged drought tends to begin in spring and persists to summer with severe societal impacts. (2018-05-07)
How much drought can a forest take?
Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? (2017-01-19)
EARTH Magazine: California: A profusion of drought restrictions with varying results
The California drought has been ongoing for a few years now, and last year, state and local officials created new drought restrictions designed to mitigate the effects. (2015-01-26)
Drought linked with human health risks in US analysis
A Yale-led analysis of health claims in 22 US states found that severe drought conditions increased the risk of mortality -- and, in some cases, cardiovascular disease -- among adults 65 or over. (2017-04-04)
Researchers identify critical factors that determine drought vulnerability of wheat, maize
Researchers led by Lixin Wang, assistant professor of earth sciences in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, have identified critical information about the environmental variables and agronomic factors that determine the vulnerability of maize and wheat production to drought. (2016-05-26)
Scientists show that vegetation conditions drive the North Africa drought
Scientists have been trying to understand what caused the paralyzing drought that began in the 1970s, ravaging North Africa and causing the Sahara desert to advance to the south. (1999-11-18)
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