Grantham Research Institute study warns UK government needs to be better prepared for extreme weather events
Simple, cheap and quick to construct – small walls trapping seasonal rainwater can save Africa’s dryland regions from desertification
Influential panel of experts call for world leaders to adopt goals to combat desertification, land degradation and drought
UN chief says developed and developing countries need to accelerate the development of national drought policies
Writing for RTCC on Desertification Day 2013, UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja says it’s time to address this increasingly serious issue
Advertising in Peru has generated 15,000 litres of water in six months
As climate change exacerbates the problem, there is a danger that drought could sneak up on unprepared governments, warns UNCCD Exec-Secretary Luc Gnacadja
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published a map of extreme US events with low snowfall, continuing drought and damaged crops leaving a difficult legacy for 2013
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says weather was “consistent with a warming world” but can’t be linked exclusively to climate change
Army moves in to break up rocks on river bed as water levels fall below safe levels for barges
Droughts and floods, cold snaps and heatwaves, wildfires and record sea ice loss. 2012 was a dramatic illustration of the impacts of climate change that sent public awareness soaring.
COP18: New report finds the Arab region especially vulnerable to climate change, with five countries setting new temperature records in 2010.
Drought, wildfires and flooding pile on pressure as report calls for insurance industry to factor climate change into new models
New reports raise concern over links between rising food prices, climate change and biofuels
Deforestation of tropical forests could significantly reduced rainfall, having negative impacts for people living in tropical regions, according to research published in Nature.
This week’s photo of the week, the zebra population facing extinction from climate change and drought.
With climate change expected to increase the frequency and intensity of droughts, UN agencies call on countries to adopt urgent policies to deal with water shortages
RTCC examines how to build resilience to drought in the Horn of Africa to protect communities from future dry periods.
Today’s top headlines: US set to see food price rises because of drought, England tracks natural capital and China enters the North Sea oil industry.