The Santa Clara Valley Water District has placed several limitations on water usage, including a cap on the use of drinking water for watering ornamental landscapes and lawns.
The Democratic governor's emergency declaration now applies to 41 of California's 58 counties, covering around 30 percent of the state's population.
The NOAA deputy director says extreme dryness in swaths of U.S. is "definitely something we're watching and very concerned about."
Two areas of Los Angeles broke their all-time high temperature records in the past day, according to statistics from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Researchers used tree rings to compare recent weather patterns to megadroughts over the past millenium.
Scientists have mapped a large body of freshwater that could offer New Zealand a new supply of water.
Scientists compared centuries-worth of data to see how the Indian Ocean Dipole has changed over the last millennia. Their results suggest extreme events are becoming more frequent and more intense.
"Every year that goes by seems to bring a new round of record-breaking weather events, many with devastating consequences," researcher Douglas Le Comte said.
Wombats on a beef farm in New South Wales have been reported helping local animals by burrowing into a water hole.
Tony Abbott was Speaking at an event in the U.S. hosted by the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.
The final decades of the Assyrian Empire (912-609 BCE) were marked by political instability and conflict, but new research suggests droughts and bad harvests played a part in the empire's decline.
Scientists say that climate change is disrupting the environmental systems which are responsible for precipitation, leading to more droughts, flash droughts and heavy rainfall in the country.
Portions of the southeastern U.S. haven't seen rain in weeks, and the dry conditions are affecting farmers.
In general, extreme weather events are expected to become more frequent and intense, as global temperatures warm
The United Nations has said more than 10 million North Koreans are facing severe food shortages.
In the new book "Downriver," Heather Hansman paddles the length of the Green River—the biggest tributary of the Colorado River - in an attempt to understand the fight overwater, and what's going to happen to those battles in a hotter, drier, more crowded future.
A team of researchers found evidence that suggests climate change may have played a role in the mysterious abandonment of the prosperous prehistoric city of Cahokia around 600 years ago.
The collapse was followed by mass migration, and a 110-mile was built for immigration control.
Belgium's drought has approached record levels, and it is hitting the region responsible for bringing a major part of its festive spirit.
Countries such as Latvia and Lithuania have declared a state of emergency amid a scorching heat wave.
"I find droughts a little bit like cancer—it sort of eats away at you," one farmer said.
The head of Iran's meteorological service said that, unless the general knows something he doesn't, there's no way a country can steal clouds.
"I did smell the decomposition and the bodies starting to smell."
The new technology could potentially provide a solution for the problem of water scarcity in arid climates.