Temperatures have soared, with many states experiencing droughts so severe that scientists predict that wildfire season may soon last all year.
A megadrought has been affecting vast swathes of the western United States for more than 20 years.
An extreme heatwave has gripped parts of the U.S. in recent weeks, which experts say is caused by a heat dome.
Extreme heat can spell disaster for plants, but there are plenty of ways to protect and care for your garden as temperatures rise.
Lake Oroville, one of the largest reservoirs in California, is at 55 percent of its water capacity due to severe droughts.
Abdirizak Ahmed, of Save the Children, told Newsweek that these types of situations have been seen before, but never this bad.
Climate data stored in a cave shows a lack of rain around the year 520 coincided with societal upheaval in Arabia.
The drought in Europe between 2018 and 2020 has set the benchmark for droughts on the continent according to the most detailed study carried out to date.
"It's pretty unusual to have so many intentionally set fires in a relatively short period of time," a fire district spokesman said earlier this week.
The conditions are worse than at any time since the year 800 and human-driven climate change is a significant factor.
Millions of dollars have been invested toward building more-efficient snowmaking systems as drought and climate change impact Colorado.
Some environmentalists are against desalination due to its potential harm to sea creatures and the fact that the process is energy intensive.
Parts of the state's water system are still under stress from extremely dry conditions earlier in 2021 that dropped reservoirs to record and near-record lows.
Regions of the African country are suffering from a lack of vegetation, with millions in urgent need of humanitarian aid.
The cubs have been taken to an animal orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, and are being cared for by a team of vets.
A single data center can use millions of gallons of water per day in order to keep hot-running equipment cool.
"The world needs to look to Madagascar to see what is coming your way and many other countries around the world," WFP Executive Director David Beasley said.
Despite drought warnings, the Mammoth Ski Resort is able to open next weekend, two weeks earlier than its usual opening.
A total of just 11.87 inches of rain and snow fell across California in the 2021 water year—less than half of the state's average precipitation.
Meteorologists are reporting that cooler temperatures are coming to parts of Northern California, including Sacramento.
President Jair Bolsonaro pleaded "help us" on his weekly broadcast, appearing desperate for Brazilians to pitch in to save water and energy.
There were no upward trends anywhere in country, the report said. The koala is fully extinct in 47 electorates. New South Wales had a 41 percent decline.
Despite widespread legalization, marijuana farms in the Western U.S. continue to proliferate, with illegal grows outpacing licensed growers.
"[The] extreme weather we're seeing is only going to come more frequently and with more ferocity," Biden said. "We're blinking Code Red as a nation."
The coyote was found roaming Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School in California before students had arrived for the day.
Nevada and Mexico will also lose some of their water supply from the river, but Arizona will be hit the hardest by mandatory water cuts during the drought.
Owners of the Alegria Inn had to start ordering water after their well dried up earlier in the year. Their 3,500 gallon order cost $300 in February and now costs $600.
Rising heat and dry conditions are reducing the water available for farming — as well as for once abundant salmon populations.