Researchers in Mexico say the mighty Mayan civilization that thrived in central America for 2700 years from 1800 BC, might have been brought down by climate change. Based on research deep underground, the scientists say there's evidence of long-term drought during the period of population decline.
AFP (Sep. 24, 2015) Villagers in Zimbabwe are skipping meals and foraging for wild fruit as food stocks run out after a poor harvest blamed on drought and controversial land reforms.
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AFP (Feb. 5, 2014) California Governor Jerry Brown declares a state of emergency due to what could be the worst drought in a century. For ranchers, the drought means no grass for their cattle, forcing them to buy ... watch video
AP (Oct. 29, 2014) California's drought is taking a bite out of the state's $5 billion rice industry, which supplies premium grains to nearly all U.S sushi restaurants. The drought is also affecting migratory birds ... watch video
AP (Oct. 20, 2015) The struggling monarch butterfly is getting help from an unlikely source: the California drought. The female monarch butterfly will only lay her eggs on milkweed and a growing number of gardeners are ... watch video
France 24 (Apr. 30, 2013) Environmentalists hailed a "victory for bees" on Monday after the European Union voted for a ban on several nerve-agent pesticides blamed for the dramatic decline in global bee populations. Fifteen ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (May 16, 2013) Bees supply us with honey and pollinate flowers. But more and more of them are dying off. Diseases, mold, and mildew -- but also insecticides -- are being blamed for their demise. Now the ... watch video
May 3, 2016 Powerful head and neck retractions of vertebrate carcasses, including dinosaur fossils, have puzzled researchers as to whether they occurred just before an animal's death in agony, or after. Now ... read more
May 3, 2016 How bacterial cells divide in two is not fully understood. Physicists now show that, at high concentrations, a crucial protein can assemble into ring-shaped filaments that constrict the cell, giving ... read more
July 22, 2015 63 years since the discovery of the tomb of Mayan King Pakal located inside the Temple of Inscriptions in Palenque, Chiapas (southern state of Mexico), researchers have deciphered the T514 glyph ... read more
Apr. 25, 2013 A new study challenges the two prevailing theories on how the ancient Maya civilization began, suggesting its origins are more complex than previously thought. The findings are based on seven years ... read more
Feb. 23, 2012 The disintegration of the Maya Civilization may have been related to relatively modest reductions in rainfall, according to new research. Rather modest rainfall reductions between times when the ... read more