Plants in the same groups often show similar drought resistance independent of the climate in which they grow.
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The continuation of dry conditions across a wide region has broken records going back to the year 800. Researchers believe climate change is largely to blame.
In a world where many countries depend on agricultural imports, warming climate increases the odds that multiple important crops could fail.
The study projects that wheat will do better in temperate regions, but corn production could plummet in warmer ones. Some crops may decline in nutritional value.
Staple crops may see magnified adverse effects when warming climate drives away soil moisture.
Filtering salt out of water is used in many parts of the world that deal with severe drought, but it can come with its own set of problems.
A 2009-2018 analysis of 14 countries teases out the factors behind reversals in food security. Conflict, not drought, is behind much of it.
Unrelenting rains led to a miserable famine in Europe from 1315-1317. Just how wet was it? A new study reveals that the beginning of the famine included some of the wettest years in the last 700 years.
Compound risk — when multiple risks occur simultaneously, or one after another — was the topic of a recent discussion as part of the Resilience Media Project, a part of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at the Earth Institute.
Park Williams and Richard Seager, climate experts at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discuss why California wildfires are expected to expand and intensify with climate change.