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Widespread droughts affect southern California water sources six times a century

University of Arizona

Severe droughts happened simultaneously in the regions that supply water to Southern California almost six times per century on average since 1500, according to new University of Arizona-led research.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Drought, Local - California, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 1:05 PM EST
Newswise: Investigating the Ocean’s Influence on Australia’s Drought

Investigating the Ocean’s Influence on Australia’s Drought

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

To understand how the relentless heat, blazing wild fires, and bone-dry conditions have reached such extremes, scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are looking to the ocean.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Wildfires, Drought, Australian News, Staff Picks,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Droughts Spell Changes for Soil Microbes

Droughts Spell Changes for Soil Microbes

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists predict a warming Earth will cause more droughts that are more severe in the grasslands of the central United States. This research found that soil drying affects the microbial community in several ways.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Microbiome, Drought, DOE Science News,

Released:
27-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away

Ohio State University

The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade – and possibly sooner – due to climate change, a new study has found. The glaciers in Papua, Indonesia, are “the canaries in the coal mine” for other mountaintop glaciers around the world, one of the senior authors of the paper said.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Drought,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Rural decline not driven by water recovery

Rural decline not driven by water recovery

University of Adelaide

New research from the University of Adelaide has shown that climate and economic factors are the main drivers of farmers leaving their properties in the Murray-Darling Basin, not reduced water for irrigation as commonly claimed.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Drought,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 2:55 AM EST
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Newswise: Drought impact study shows new issues for plants and carbon dioxide

Drought impact study shows new issues for plants and carbon dioxide

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Extreme drought’s impact on plants will become more dominant under future climate change, as noted in a paper out today in the journal Nature Climate Change. Analysis shows that not only will droughts become more frequent under future climates, but more of those events will be extreme, adding to the reduction of plant production essential to human and animal populations.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, Drought, Nature (journal),

Released:
25-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST
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Newswise: El Nino Swings More Violently in the Industrial Age, Compelling Evidence Says

El Nino Swings More Violently in the Industrial Age, Compelling Evidence Says

Georgia Institute of Technology

Enough physical evidence spanning millennia has now come together to allow researchers to say definitively that: El Ninos, La Ninas, and the climate phenomenon that drives them have become more extreme in the times of human-induced climate change.

Channels: All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Drought,

Released:
22-Nov-2019 3:50 PM EST
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