2014 study from Cornell, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey on the risk of multi-decade droughts in the context of ongoing climate change.
2015 study from the University of Iowa published in Nature Climate Change examining long-term trends in the frequency and intensity of flood events in the central United States.
2014 review of scientific literature on potential health and environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract natural gas and shale oil.
2014 roundup of research on climate-change risks and the regions and groups most threatened by them, attempts to mitigate these risks, and adaptive efforts for coastal regions.
2013 roundup of research on biofuels, including public attitudes, health effects, land use, environmental consequences and the long-term outlook.
2013 study on how the water supply and management strategies of four cities in the U.S. and Australia have evolved over time.
2013 study published in PNAS on the rate and type of land conversion in the corn-growing areas of the Midwest and the impacts on erosion, wildlife and watersheds.
2013 study from the Polytechnic University of Milan and the University of Virginia on international land and water purchases by nations and corporations.
2012 report from the Congressional Research Bureau on the history and current severity of U.S. national and regional droughts, including policy responses.