Two Texas counties suffered years of killing drought in the last decade. The land cracked. Lakes disappeared. And cattle died. Scientists say it could be a glimpse of the future.
A strong La Nia, which can shapeclimate patterns in NorthAmerica byaffectingthe jet stream, can lead to warmer and drier days in the Austin area.
Subsidence is the gradual sinking of the earth as a result of excessive groundwater use.
Recent rains have brought some relief to Elephant Butte reservoir in southern New Mexico, but the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is still preparing for low levels that have not been seen since the 1950…