Will Hurricane Isaac be a 'drought killer'?
August 29, 2012, 1:02 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer
The added moisture could prove a huge help to the region's shriveled pastures, but it's too late to save the withered crops.
Cows fed candy instead of corn
August 23, 2012, 10:06 a.m. by Eli MacKinnon, Life's Little Mysteries
A Kentucky farmer combats a local drought by feeding his cows low-grade candy, arguing that candy and corn provide the same nutrients.
Why the Mayan civilization collapsed
August 22, 2012, 9:56 a.m. by Wynne Parry, LiveScience
Recent geophysical research suggests that Mayan civilization fell due to a heavy drought exacerbated by deforestation, which led to economic and population decline.
Drought triggers poisonous spider invasion
August 20, 2012, 9:58 a.m.
Video: A mild winter and a long drought is causing a dangerous spike in spider infestations in parts of Oklahoma as brown recluse spiders invade homes in search of water.
Is Romney ready to accept drought, climate change connection?
August 16, 2012, 9:33 a.m.
Video: Dr. Michio Kaku joins guest host Karen Finney to discuss the danger of denying climate change after this summer’s record heat — and whether Mitt Romney’s claims of energy independence are believable.
'Best year ever' for some farmers outside drought region
August 15, 2012, 1:22 p.m.
Video: The severe drought ruining crops around much of the United States has spared the Pacific Northwest. Farmers in Washington are enjoying high crop yields and high prices.
The upside of drought: Smaller 'dead zone' in the Gulf
July 30, 2012, 4:25 p.m. by Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience
With less water and run-off nutrients like nitrogen reaching the Gulf, animals have more oxygen with which to thrive.
Video: 'Colbert Report' explains how corn shortage will affect other foods
July 30, 2012, 12:27 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Stephen Colbert wants to know: If eggs are made of egg, why would a corn shortage cause the price of eggs to go up?