New research finds fresh water losses are concentrated in South America, most of Africa and much of Australia.
Parts of New York’s Hudson Valley were hit with 10 inches of rain, and the mountains of Vermont – where runoff can quickly turn deadly – saw some its worst flooding since Hurricane Irene.
Calling the Amazon “the lungs of the world” overlooks the forest’s vital role in the water cycle.
Globally, the air is getting hotter and drier, which means flash droughts and risky fire conditions are developing faster and more frequently.
Toxic synthetic chemicals, called PFAS, are a serious threat to humans and wildlife – but many people are unaware of them.
How does flowing water make electricity? An engineer explains hydroelectric generation.
Flash droughts can develop within a few weeks, causing water shortages, damaging crops and worsening fire risks.
High intensity rain has actually increased, which is topping up underground water stores.
The world’s great rivers are see-sawing from trickles to floods.
Extreme downpours caught people off guard from Las Vegas to Kentucky in July 2022.
‘Green water’ is essential for healthy soils and a benign climate, but it’s under threat.
Dry regions will get drier and wet regions wetter as the climate changes. How quickly? Quicker than we thought, unfortunately.
Winters are getting warmer, yet Bostonians were digging out from nearly 2 feet of snow from a historic blizzard in late January. Why is the Northeast seeing more big snowstorms like this?
Some Arctic regions will see more rain than snow decades earlier than previously thought, say scientists.
Water-related hazards are exceptionally destructive, and the impact of climate change on extreme water-related events is increasingly evident, a lead author of the new report warns.
New Zealand’s climate has been changing in line with global trends over the last century, warming by 1.1°C. But unless we curb emissions fast, we can brace for more extreme downpours and droughts.
As rivers run dry in the Rocky Mountains and the West, it’s easy to wonder where all the snow you see on mountain peaks goes. Some of it ends up in the air, but researchers aren’t sure how much.
The water cycle is intensifying as the world warms, bringing heavier downpours and longer droughts.
Mass tree planting could affect precipitation patterns.
It’s an ecological disaster, but my research shows we should not lose hope.