About 12 Results found. From 1997 - 2015
News - 10 Aug 2015The Atlantic Ocean holds the key to western Amazon rainfall
Scientists may have discovered root causes of Amazonian droughts and fires.
News - 11 May 2015Best predictor of severe fires in the Western Amazon? Drought
New research uses ocean temperatures to predict drought - and therefore fire conditions.
News - 10 Feb 2015As climate change and poor habits parch Central Asia, can policy changes help?
As the Aral Sea dried up, local farmers struggled to adapt.
Analysis - 29 Jan 2015The science is clear: Forest loss behind Brazil’s drought
While politicians remain skeptical, the problem will only worsen.
Feature - 5 Dec 2014Researchers study future of Kenya’s ‘last big mountain forest’
When the Mau Forest suffers, so do an estimated 6 million Kenyans who depend on it for their water.
Event Coverage - 18 Sep 2014Amazon forest could become an ‘impoverished savannah’ under climate change
The stark warning comes from Carlos Nobre, a member of the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability.
News - 17 Feb 2014‘Mosaic’ landscapes seen to reduce fire risk in Peruvian Amazon
Mosaic of different land uses, including crops, natural forests, agroforests and pasture add to farmers' resilience.
News - 7 Jan 2014Climate prediction tools show role of oceans in Amazon drought
Measuring sea surface temperatures could provide important information for farmers and officials in the Amazon
News - 15 Nov 2013Water Storage key to climate change adaptation
“The more resilient they are, the more they will be able to manage climatic variability, diversify their livelihoods, and reduce their risk"
Event Coverage - 1 Nov 2013To impact climate policy, researchers should think short-term, expert says
Long-term climate trends may be meaningless for policy-makers and land managers making short term decisions.
Make it rain: Planting forests could help drought-stricken regions
Scientists at Rio+20 are promoting the use of forests for influencing rainfall and adapting to climate change.