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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Scientists explain how climate change helps fuel California drought

    Scientists explain how climate change helps fuel California drought
    Climate change is increasing the risk of severe drought in California by causing warm periods and dry periods to overlap more often, according to a new study.
  • Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warming

    The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says. In what scientists say is one of the most detailed and strongest connections between violence and human-caused climate...

    California drought likely a fixture, says Stanford study

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Human-caused climate change is increasing drought risk in California boosting the odds that the current crisis will become a fixture of the future, according to a major report Stanford scientists released Monday. The new study looked...

    In drought-stricken Sao Paulo, some rely on mineral water deliveries

    In drought-stricken Sao Paulo, some rely on mineral water deliveries
    As Joao Paulo Bezerra pedals slowly up a slight incline between skyscrapers, he pauses briefly to greet a struggling colleague crossing his path. "Morning, buddy," says Bezerra, forcing his tricycle and its cargo of eight large plastic water jugs a...

    Brazilian city suffering worst drought since 1930s

     Brazilian city suffering worst drought since 1930s
    Brazil: The lowest rainfall levels since 1930 have led to a severe water shortage in Sao Paulo, causing water rationing in the country's commercial capital of 20 million people. Many homes and businesses are experiencing drastically reduced access to...