drought

Historic photo of dust cloud approaching buildings (© AP Images)

U.S. scientists work to stave off desertification

U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.
Buildings and person with umbrella reflected in water (© Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images)

What’s the future of clean water in India and the world?

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai partnered with the Smithsonian Institution and Care Earth Trust to educate the public on sustainable water management.
Aerial view of Mekong River (© Soe Zeya Tun/Mekong River Diplomacy/Reuters)

Helping Southeast Asian nations monitor Mekong water levels

A new U.S. Mekong Dam Monitor will help countries in Southeast Asia better track conditions along the vital Mekong River.
Sun setting behind fishing boats on Mekong River (© Heng Sinith/AP Images)

U.S. bolsters commitment to the nations of the Mekong region

The United States is strengthening its commitment to the countries of the Mekong River basin, focusing on water management, transnational crime and health.
A woman and boy walking across dry riverbed (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Iran arrests scientists trying to solve water crisis

Water shortages caused by drought in Iran are further compounded by failed government policies and corruption. As the crisis worsens, Iran's security forces are arresting scientists trying to help.
Children playing in fountain (© AP Images)

Scientists’ annual physical of the planet: Earth’s fever rises

Earth’s fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, scientists said in a massive report that's called the annual physical for the planet.

California drought inspires innovative approaches

As drought in California continues into a fourth year, the water shortage is driving farmers and residents to adopt efficient technologies and practices.

A city drought caused by destruction of a rainforest?

South America's biggest and wealthiest city is waiting for the rain. If it doesn't come soon, São Paulo could run out of water before 2015....