A strategically placed video camera aboard an upper-stage rocket motor captured NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive, or SMAP, spacecraft as it scooted off toward an operational orbit 425 miles above the planet. Continue reading →
NASA's next Earth-observing satellite is scheduled to launch Saturday (Jan. 31), and it could vastly improve the way scientists monitor droughts around the world.
But by 2100, the southern part of the state will get more severe storms, hiking the risk of flooding.
Record heat is magnifying the effects of the state-wide drought, according to climate scientists from the University of Minnesota and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
There is a better than 99 percent chance that 2014 will be the warmest year on record in California.
The 1934 drought is the worst on record for North America in the past 1,000 years, and had similar conditions to the current California drought.
About 96 percent of the four-lake water complex that feeds Metropolitan Sao Paulo, home to 20 million, has been used up.
Nearly 6,000 firefighters have been called in to battle 12 fires raging out of control across California.
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