Europe: Hail, thunderstorms destroy greenhouses

Europe: Hail, thunderstorms destroy greenhouses

Hailstones as large as pingpong balls and eggs, have resulted in serious damage to a large number of greenhouses in Holland and Belgium last weekend. Hail, thunder and lightning strikes caused severe problems for greenhouse growers; thousands of glass panes were...
NASA Study: Third of Big Groundwater Basins in Distress

NASA Study: Third of Big Groundwater Basins in Distress

About one third of Earth’s largest groundwater basins are being rapidly depleted by human consumption, despite having little accurate data about how much water remains in them, according to two new studies led by the University of California, Irvine (UCI), using...
California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

In this April 16, 2015 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown talks with reporters after a meeting about the drought at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif. The State Water Resources Control Board is considering sweeping mandatory emergency regulations to protect...
Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains. Rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall mean that future drought could be more extreme than any drought seen in at least the past 1,000 years and the effects...
What California’s Water Crisis Means to You

What California’s Water Crisis Means to You

Why California’s drought is a disaster for your favorite fruits, vegetables, and nuts. California, supplier of nearly half of all US fruits, veggies, and nuts, is on track to experience the driest year in the past half millennium. Farms use about 80 percent of...