North America

The critical importance of water is undeniable. It is particularly vital in semitropical regions with noticeable wet and dry seasons, such as the southern Maya lowlands. Not enough rain results in decreasing water supply and quality, failed crops, and famine. Too much water results in flooding, destruction, poor water quality, and famine. We show not only how Classic Maya (ca. A.D. 250–950)...
The aim of this volume is to set forth in a plain way the salient facts of that new branch of agricultural science which is now universally know as dry-farming. The writer has taken special care to deal only with the data obtained by reliable farmers, experiment-station workers, together with the results of this little manual will form a safe and useful guide to those thousands of settlers who...

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  • Frustration and anger are growing at the lack of progress and consensus in climate negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). If governments are going to take on meaningful commitments to reduce their...

According to a recent study by the United States Geological Survey, it has unveiled that climate change will terribly affect southwestern Wyoming.

If this happens, it will make Wyoming quite vulnerable to wildfires and affect plant and animal life in the region. The scientists...

Glacier warning

Alberta is on track to lose up to 95 per cent of its Rocky Mountain glaciers this century due to climate change, suggests a new report, and a prominent freshwater scientist says that will have a big effect on our water supplies.

Garry Clarke,...

The ice loss could cause significant problems for local ecosystems. New research suggests up to 70 percent of glacier ice in British Columbia and Alberta could disappear by the end of the 21st century.

Peruvian farmer and mountaineering guide Saul Luciano Lliuya, and the town of Huaraz where he lives, long known as the “Switzerland of Peru,” may go down in climate-change history.

The hundreds of tropical glaciers that blanket the mountains above Huaraz are melting, and...

The World Bank Board's Committee on Development Effectiveness today provided Bank Management with clearance to consult publicly on a first draft Environmental and Social Framework. See press release. This first draft builds on the decades-old safeguard policies and consolidates them...

An ancient forest of mature pine trees, standing upright under 100 feet of water in a small lake in the Tahoe Basin, helps scientists as they study how changing climate can affect mountain environments and the communities in them. The trees, discovered and studied by a University of...

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