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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)
Scientists reveal underpinnings of drought tolerance in plants
Drought is one of the most urgent environmental crises facing the world today. (2015-06-11)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Droughts can have detrimental impacts on aquatic invertebrates
At temporary stream sites, researchers found that just three types, or 'taxa,' of invertebrates remained following a long drought. (2016-05-05)
Soil moisture, snowpack data could help predict 'flash droughts'
New research suggests that 'flash droughts' -- like the one that unexpectedly gripped the Southern Rockies and Midwest in the summer of 2012 -- could be predicted months in advance using soil moisture and snowpack data. (2016-10-18)
Diversity keeps grasslands resilient to drought, climate change
Grasslands should come out as the winner with increased periods and intensity of drought predicted in the future. (2012-08-08)
Lending plants a hand to survive drought
A research team led by the Australian National University has found a new way to help plants better survive drought by enhancing their natural ability to preserve water. (2017-06-25)
Severe drought no longer caused just by nature
Scientists at the University of Birmingham are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies. (2016-02-02)
University of Missouri completes first drought simulator
Historically, droughts have had devastating effects on agriculture, causing famine and increasing consumer food costs. (2011-08-18)
University of Tennessee collaborates in study: Dire drought ahead, may lead to massive tree death
For most, to find evidence that recent years' droughts have been record-breaking, they need not look past the withering garden or lawn. (2012-10-15)
How does your green roof garden grow?
Growing plants on rooftops is an old concept that has evolved from simple sod roofing to lightweight (2010-12-28)
Researchers examine how to minimize drought impact on important food crops
An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis research paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers provide information that could help agricultural planning and management to minimize drought-induced yield losses for legumes, one of the world's most important food crops. (2015-06-10)
Tallest trees could die of thirst in rainforest droughts, study finds
Droughts could kill off the tallest trees in tropical rainforests in coming decades, a study suggests. (2015-11-23)
Genes for drought-tolerance, aflatoxin may mingle to boost corn production
Scientists plan to put two and two together in a study that will likely yield improved US corn quality and yields. (2010-01-04)
Drought causes birds to nest later, reducing nesting success
A recent study published in the journal, The Auk, suggests drought conditions are delaying nesting by two weeks or more for some Sonoran Desert bird species, such as Black-tailed Gnatcatchers and Verdins. (2014-12-22)
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