DROUGHT

climate change

Government Climate Report Spotlights Costly Damage of Extreme Weather In 2018

Last year, 14 natural disasters caused at least $1 billion in damage each.
Sarah Emerson
2.6.19
day zero

Cape Town Is Surveilling Residents to Shame Them Into Using Less Water

Officials are posting data from individual houses to try and convince people to conserve water—at the cost of their privacy.
Jay Fleming
5.31.18
day zero

Online Vendors Try to Make a Quick Buck as Cape Town Runs Out of Water

Are people looking to profit from "Day Zero"?
Ankita Rao
1.26.18
community solutions

These Kenyan Farmers Are Coding Apps to Cope With a Devastating Drought

I went to a hackathon in Eldoret, Kenya to see if homegrown technology could work where foreign solutions have failed.
Rajiv Golla
7.11.17
california greenin'

Here’s How California’s Bounce Back From Drought Looked From Space

Landsat satellites and airborne observatories monitored the state’s driest period in recorded history.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.17
Go West

Scientists Are Surprised That Iconic East-Coast Trees Are Moving West

A new study looks at 30 years' worth of tree data from the eastern US.
Kate Lunau
5.17.17
California

California’s Mild Snowfall Means the Drought Will Likely Continue

While the winter isn’t over, the state has only received 72 percent of the snow it usually gets by December.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.28.16
water

Bolivia Declares Water Emergency, El Niño Blamed

"We have to be prepared for the worst," says Bolivia’s president.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.22.16
California

The California Drought Is Still Happening, and This Winter Won’t End It

La Niña is coming, and it likely means reduced snowfall for the state.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
10.24.16
California

California's Drought Could Last For Centuries

New research says climate change could be recreating prehistoric conditions, turning California into a desert.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
9.19.16
California

This California City Is Building a Water Park, Despite a Five-Year Drought

But the city argues that its eco-friendly citizens have earned the 500,000-gallon water park.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
9.7.16
water

How More Rain and Booming Forests May Mean Wildfires and Dry Aquifers

A new US Forest Service study explains.
Michael Byrne
4.21.16
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