Rice, a crop with high emissions, is threatened by warming
The future for growing rice doesn't look good. It's the world's largest food crop, feeding an estimated 3.5 billion people every day. But the impacts of climate change threaten to sap it of needed water as the risk of drought grows in coming decades.
Warming might have increased Florence's rainfall 50% — expert
Severe flooding during Hurricane Florence has provided new evidence that accumulating heat in the world's oceans from climate change is bringing new dangers to the nation's coastlines.
Research funds target fuels from human waste, other projects
The Department of Energy plans to invest $80 million in early-stage research to push the development of non-carbon-emitting fuels and products from wastes, including municipal sewage sludge, agricultural wastes and non-food plants.
Shortages feared as lingering drought grips Colorado River
DENVER — The Colorado River system's ongoing 19-year drought could trigger unprecedented water rationing among its southern states by mid-2020, a new study warns.
Scientists hope to fly armored warplane into hailstorms
BOULDER, Colo. — Concerned by new evidence that damage from hailstorms could grow as global temperatures climb, scientists are asking for more resources to study how the icy stones form, including the use of an armored aircraft to fly into storms.