Drought

Mathieu Prévot displays water collected by the harvester

Water harvester makes it easy to drink water from thin air

A device that cycles 24/7 to produce enough water from desert air to drink is close to hitting the market.

Women in western Kenya holding maize

UC Davis and USAID launch new research program to study rural poverty worldwide

The effort aims to find solutions to root causes of poverty and food insecurity.

Sierra Nevada forest dried out

Massive forest die-off in Sierra Nevada caused by multiyear drought

Nearly 80 percent loss at some elevations shows the devastating consequences of abnormally dry conditions.

Markus Kalmutzki, Farhad Fathieh and Eugene Kapustin set up the water harvester for tests on a rooftop on the UC Berkeley campus

Pulling fresh water from desert air

Powered only by sunlight, a next-generation water harvester has pulled drinking water from thin, desert air.

UC Riverside tap water

Toilet-to-tap water gets its first blind taste test

The results will definitely surprise you.

UC Irvine rain

Rain goes rogue

Climate change appears to be skewing weather patterns, making it harder to predict wet and dry years.

UC Irvine drought monitoring tool

New drought index provides insight all over the globe

Keeping track of the climate just got easier, thanks to a new satellite-based monitoring tool.

Whittier fire UCLA

UCLA research puts wildfire risk into historic context

Western U.S. precipitation extremes are closely aligned with the region’s past, a new study shows.

downpour UC Riverside

California could get wetter this century

An analysis of 38 climate models suggests the state may want to break out its umbrella.

UC Riverside water brine

Providing clean water for a growing population

A new method to squeeze every drop from brine will alleviate water shortages in arid regions.

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