from The Great Debate:

Syria, Yemen, Libya — one factor unites these failed states, and it isn’t religion

By Jack Goldstone
November 30, 2015

Sheikh Ghazi Rashad Hrimis touches dried earth in the parched region of Raqqa province in eastern Syria, November 11, 2010. Lack of rain and mismanagement of the land and water resources have forced up to half of million people to flee the region in one of Syria's largest internal migrations since France and Britain carved the country out of the former Ottoman Empire in 1920.     REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT) - RTXUR9R

Sheikh Ghazi Rashad Hrimis touches dried earth in the parched region of Raqqa province in eastern Syria, November 11, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

from Breakingviews:

Cox: Drought, not just of ideas, challenges Africa

November 12, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from India Insight:

Indian villagers desperate for water as wells and pumps run dry

October 29, 2015

Raj Kumar Jaiswal begins his day irritated. He needs water from the pump that stands in the courtyard of his home. Working the handle is a struggle; it often yields little water, or none at all.

from India Insight:

IMD monsoon forecast overweighing El Nino – Skymet CEO

By Reuters Staff
June 3, 2015

People run to take shelter during a heavy monsoon shower in New Delhi August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/FilesIndia has cut this year's monsoon forecast to 88 percent of the long-term average, prompted by the El Nino climate phenomenon and raising fears of the country’s first drought in six years. This makes India’s agriculture sector vulnerable with nearly half of farmland lacking irrigation.

from The Great Debate:

These five ideas will either fix global warming or break the planet

By Julia Calderone
April 22, 2015

Small forest fires are pictured between pine trees at night at Sierra de Tejeda nature park, on a burnt mountain from El Collado mountain pass, near the town of Competa

Small forest fires are pictured between pine trees at night at Sierra de Tejeda nature park in southern Spain early June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

from The Great Debate:

How Jerry Brown’s first California drought may help him address this one

By Sherry Bebitch Jeffe and Douglas Jeffe
April 8, 2015

California Governor Brown speaks with reporters after casting his ballot at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office in Oakland

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks with reporters after casting his ballot in Oakland, California, October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Noah Berger

from Breakingviews:

California drought may find relief from Down Under

April 1, 2015

Drought-related cactus installation called "Desert of Cantareira" by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano is seen at Atibainha dam

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

El Niño may not give Brazil much to worry about on food prices

May 27, 2014

File photo of loaded soybean truck for BRAZIL SOY.

Now that Brazilian food prices are finally settling down, it looks like El Niño will strike back in a couple of months to throw the world's weather into disarray.

from The Great Debate:

The bill for climate change is coming due

By Richard Schiffman
March 27, 2014

Americans have just endured one of the coldest winters in memory, so global warming may not be on their radar. But a new U.N. panel report has just refocused the public debate on a problem some scientists call the greatest threat facing the world.

from Photographers' Blog:

Fishing and firearms on Lake Turkana

By Siegfried Modola
December 2, 2013

Lake Turkana, Kenya

By Siegfried Modola

When Simon Choko goes out fishing on Kenya’s lake Turkana, he brings a gun as well as a net.