You know it's hot outside when the traffic lights are melting
June 30, 2013, 11:23 p.m. by Shea Gunther
WIth temperatures hovering around 110 degrees in Kuwait right now, it shouldn't be too surprising to see something like a melted traffic light. What's even crazier? It's hotter than that in Phoenix right now.
Democrats: Climate change may force women into prostitution
April 30, 2013, 10:51 a.m. by Melissa Breyer
A new resolution focuses on the specific hardships that women will endure in the face of global warming.
Mayan calendar suggests it was drought that doomed their civilization
April 12, 2013, 10:17 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
A century-old understanding of how the Maya and European calendars fit together appears to be correct.
Oklahoma farmer challenges Obama to roll up his sleeves on climate change
February 12, 2013, 1:51 p.m. by Karl Burkart
With the State of the Union address coming up, one Oklahoma farmer challenges Obama to take action on the growing problem of climate change.
Comeback of Mayan civilization thwarted by killer drought
November 9, 2012, 10:50 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
By analyzing the stalagmite, researchers were able to pin down rainfall levels in Mayan civilization twice a year for 2,000 years.
Pumpkin farmers benefiting from drought
October 30, 2012, 9:40 a.m.
Video: The drought conditions plaguing farmers in Michigan and other parts of the country have created a boon for pumpkin farmers like Tim Vala in Nebraska.
New Mexico and other states face a new crime trend: Grass thefts
October 8, 2012, 1:06 p.m. by John Platt
Some cattle ranchers in drought-stricken states are stealing grass and hay from their neighbors to feed their hungry herds.
Fall color forecast: Spotty around the U.S.
October 2, 2012, 12:13 p.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet
Droughts are playing a pivotal role in the autumn foliage this year.
Drought-ridden soils may spur on rain
September 12, 2012, 1:03 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet
Researchers discovered that heat from the land would build up in the atmosphere, and when coupled with moisture, could bring more rain.
Drought sending more wildlife into towns looking for food
September 10, 2012, 9:37 a.m. by John Platt
Hungry bears and other animals are having more encounters with humans, while some species are just struggling.