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.
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.