Western U.S. may be entering its most severe drought in modern history

BY JEFF BERARDELLI APRIL 12, 2021 / 6:46 AM / via CBS NEWS Extreme drought across the Western U.S. has become as reliable as a summer afternoon thunderstorm in Florida. And news headlines about drought in the West can seem a bit like a broken record, with some scientists saying the region is on the […]

Turkey’s dam-building program could generate fresh conflict in the Middle East

Countries across the Middle East are facing a bleak future of declining rainfall, diminishing surface- and groundwater supplies, and increasing desertification. Since 1998, the region has faced the worst drought conditions in 900 years; it is home to 10 of the 17 countries that are currently facing ‘extremely high’ water stress. Soaring temperatures across the […]