A water crisis — whether caused by nature, human mismanagement, or both — can be an early warning signal of conflict ahead. Iran is the latest example.
Scientists analyzed 27 extreme weather events from 2016 and found that global warming was a “significant driver” for most of them. We look at five cases.
Forests will be decimated as trees become less resilient to drought and higher temperatures, new data suggest.
The recent cycle of drought and deluge in California led to major fire risk. Climate change makes that cycle worse.
Extreme weather is making olive oil production far more erratic just as global demand is growing. A summer heat wave in Europe was the latest calamity.
A plant conservationist from Syria and his colleagues are safeguarding seeds that might be crucial when more parts of the world become as hot and arid as the Middle East.
Some producers in Barolo say this year’s heat wave will improve their wines. But others warn of a loss of balance, in the season and in the grapes.
Jackson Family Wines is among California winemakers employing both high-tech and old-school techniques to adapt to hotter, drier conditions.
Here’s a selection of Times reporters’ most memorable stories of the year, with a focus on climate change and related environmental issues.
A study found that human-caused warming was responsible for 55 percent of the rise in the dryness of the landscape in the western United States.