Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert
Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.
How the Moon Makes it Rain (Less)
For the first time scientists find convincing evidence that the tidal force of the moon influences rainfall, if only a little.
'Super' El Niño Looks Set to Ruin the Lives of Many of the World's Most Vulnerable People
The weather phenomenon could cause at least 10 million people to go hungry, while an additional four million people across the Pacific could find themselves without water.
We Asked an Expert What the 2015 El Niño Will Mean for Australia
The largest El Niño in close to two decades is currently developing in the Pacific Ocean.
Ian Thomas Ackerman
asia & pacific
'This Could Be a Mess': An Apparent Drought in North Korea Brings Fear of Famine
Satellite imagery over the last couple of years shows alarmingly low reservoirs and dry lakebeds throughout the Hermit Kingdom's agricultural region.
How Climate Change Will Be a Disaster for Australia
From bushfires to falling food production and public transport breakdowns, Australia will be one of the most affected countries in the world.
Expect More Violence As the World Gets Hotter
Researchers find strong links between warmer temperatures and human conflict, from police shootings to civil war.
Yoshi Sodeoka's Newest Video Is A Technicolored Maelstrom
The Ultravolt & Co. video artist made a psychedelic video for electronic producer My Panda Shall Fly's track, "Rainfall."
Balkan Countries Scramble to Deal With Fallout From Record Floods
Three months worth of rainfall dumped over the region have impacted thousands of residents in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.