drought

Dispatch from COP22: The Dangers of Dust In a Warming World

At COP22, scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography addressed the problems increasing desertification -- and the dust that comes with it --…

California Startup Develops Spray to Activate Drought Resistance in Crops

Endura Bio is developing an agricultural spray it claims can reduce water usage by activating drought tolerance in plants.

Harvesting Water from Air with Solar: A Sustainable Drinking Water Solution?

Another startup, Palo Alto-based SunToWater, claims it has a residential and commercial solution that can produce drinking water from air with minimal energy.…

Why California Must Continue To Conserve Water

This summer, California Gov. Jerry Brown lifted mandatory water restrictions following higher rainfall this spring. But the state isn't out of the woods…

Is Climate Change Making Conflict Worse?

Scientists believe human impacts made the drought in Syria twice as severe, and may be playing a role in Venezuela as well.

Pakistan Aims to Plant a Billion Trees in a Green ‘Tsunami’

A billion trees sounds like a lot, but the question is whether this is merely a political symbol or real action.

3p Weekend: Governments, Companies Tackle Water Scarcity

Tuesday, March 22, marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Governments and companies took the opportunity to unveil their latest plans to tackle…

GrowOya Pots Allow for Easier and More Water-Efficient Gardening

Watering pots designed by GrowOya are a water-efficiency answer to the question of how to keep that garden growing while maintaining a busy…

New Report Ties “Hottest Year on Record” to Human Toll of Disasters

According to the UN, at least 98.6 million people were affected by natural disasters ranging from droughts to floods, and the economic damage…

Bay Area Water Initiative Creates Drought Visualization Tool

A Bay Area partnership seeks to learn more about the effects of California's drought and find new ways to conserve, recycle and locally…

Rubio, Bush Continue to Dismiss Climate Change

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have both acknowledged that climate change exists. But both continue to dismiss climate…

Can Geoengineering Help Solve the Middle East’s Water Woes?

One geoengineering idea that has caught on in the United Arab Emirates is cloud seeding or, as it's called here, rain enhancement science.…

Turning (Less) Water into Wine

In 2014, a small winery in the central coast of California experienced a dramatic reduction in the flow of its groundwater wells, severely…

White House Hopes ‘Moonshot for Water’ Sparks Innovation

The Obama administration's 'moonshot for water' initiative is an effort to mitigate the increased stress on groundwater supplies across the United States.

Building a Case for National Water Management: Let There Be Water

Israel's arduous journey to water independence is a fascinating story full of gutsy characters, big dreamers and amazing accomplishments. But for today's global…