Record droughts in Florida fuel spread of invasive plant Melaleuca
September 1, 2011, 12:10 p.m. by John Platt
The Australian plant Melaleuca quinquenervia is choking out native species, but it also has medical qualities worth exploiting.
Rain helps some drought-hit areas, but not enough
August 18, 2011, 1:34 p.m. by Carey Gillam
Drought has cost billions in crops and livestock, and states struggle to meet the demand for electricity and water.
Father maintains tree in drought for his Marine son
August 16, 2011, 11:25 p.m. by Shea Gunther
It's not hard to see the extra effort one father of a Marine on deployment put into keeping a tree alive for his son's safe return home.
After death, girl inspires $1 million in donations
August 16, 2011, 11:16 a.m.
Video: 9-year-old Rachel Beckwith's only wish for her birthday was to raise $300 to provide clean water for poor countries in Africa. Now, after her death in a tragic accident, more than $1 million has been raised in her honor.
Yellowstone National Park is being hit hard by climate change
August 15, 2011, 10:36 p.m. by Shea Gunther
It might be a good idea to go visit Yellowstone National Park sooner rather than later. Things aren't looking good in the world's first national park.
Texas plant will turn sewage into clean drinking water
August 13, 2011, 8 p.m. by Angela K. Brown, Boston Globe
After years of diminishing water supplies made worse by drought, some areas are resorting to a plan that might have seemed absurd a generation ago.
Drought deepens in South; Texas driest in century
August 11, 2011, 11:09 a.m. by Carey Gillam
The severe drought is credited to the La Nina weather phenomenon.