Drought also affects the environment in many different ways. Plants and animals depend on water, just like people. When a drought occurs, their food supply can shrink and their habitat can be damaged. Sometimes the damage is only temporary and their habitat and food supply return to normal when the drought is over.
Drought conditions often provide too little water to support food crops, through either natural precipitation or irrigation using reserve water supplies. The same problem affects grass and grain used to feed livestock and poultry. When drought undermines or destroys food sources, people go hungry.
The effects of drought are widespread and have devastating effects on the environment and the society as a whole. Water use is part and parcel of almost every human activity as well as the life of plants and animals. On this basis, extended deficiency of water can affect the society in various ways both directly and indirectly.
With more than half the U.S. currently in drought, concerns have mounted over the consequences of the arid climate on the country's crop yields. But droughts have far reaching effects beyond the ...
Drought can cause forests to become shrublands, shrublands to become grasslands, and grasslands to become desserts. Drought can cause crop failures. Drought can make trees more susceptible to insect damage. Drought can cause more fine particulates...
A drought affects humans in various ways by drying up the water necessary for crop-growing and drinking. If you need to eat these foods yourself (for example, if you live in a village in Central ...
Are humans causing the drought? New study causes a stir ... UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara remain unconvinced that Stanford has verified a causal relationship between human behavior and the drought.
People tend to define droughts in three main ways: Meteorological drought occurs when there is a prolonged time with less than average precipitation. Meteorological drought usually precedes the other kinds of drought. Agricultural droughts affect crop production or the ecology of the range.
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Wildfires displace animals, sometimes pushing them into human populations to search for food and shelter. The hunt for water in a dry climate can also force animals into unsafe interactions with humans. California Department Fish and Wildlife biologist Jason Holley talked to Mother Jones about black bears interacting with people during the drought: