Dust from the Sahara desert and Asia influences precipitation in the Sierra Nevada of California, precipitation that the region counts on for its water supply, according to a new study published in Science.
Water systems in the Southwest are among the most vulnerable to future climatic and socio-economic changes, according to a recent study by the U.S. Forest Service in collaboration with researchers at Colorado State University and Princeton University.
Rising temperatures and variable precipitation will reduce the productivity of agricultural crops, outweighing the benefits of higher growth rates from increasing carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere, according to a new report published by the USDA.
Extreme precipitation events have been increasing in strength over the past century due to increasing temperatures, according to a new report published in the Journal of Climate.
Heat from cities can have far-reaching effects, disrupting circulation patterns and changing surface air temperatures thousands of miles away, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change.
Contrary to what was previously believed, authors of a new study published in Natural Areas Journal find that bark beetle outbreaks do not substantially increase the risk of fire in lodgepole pine and spruce-fir forests.
The frequency of flooding is expected to substantially increase over the 21st century in coastal California due to heavier rainfall from warming-induced intensification of the hydrologic cycle, sea-level rise, and storm surge.