Iran's pistachio farms are dying of thirst

Sep 10, 2016

Iran's pistachio farms are dying of thirst

The pistachio trees at the village in southern Iran are long dead, bleached white by the sun — the underground water reserves sucked dry by decades of over-farming and waste. The last farmers left with their families 10 years ago, and the village has ...

Aug 25, 2016

California legislature passes climate change bills

California lawmakers voted to extend the state’s climate change fighting efforts to 2030 on Wednesday, giving a new lease on life to the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction program in the country. The state Senate voted 25-13 in support of a bill that sets ...

Aug 18, 2016

July hottest month in modern times, U.S. agency says

Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat in 137 years of record-keeping, U.S. government scientists said Wednesday. The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came just two days after the ...

Jul 29, 2016

Latest El Nino weather pattern is over: UN

The latest El Nino weather phenomenon, which was one of the most powerful on record, has ended but could be replaced by its stormy sister La Nina in the coming months, the U.N. meteorological agency said Thursday. “Atmospheric indicators that had shown strong El ...

Earth stays on track for the hottest year ever

Jul 22, 2016

Earth stays on track for the hottest year ever

The Earth is on track for its hottest year on record and warming at a faster rate than expected, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday. Temperatures recorded mainly in the Northern Hemisphere in the first six months of the year, coupled with ...