Drought

Drought Has Long-Term Climate Consequences, Study Shows - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

By <b>Tim Radford / Climate News Network</b><p>In the world of climate change, dryland ecosystems could be condemned to drought’s lingering death. Woodland and …

Climate Change

North Dakota cattle, corn groups launch drought aid efforts | Miami Herald

North Dakota's largest livestock group and its biggest corn organizations have launched initiatives to help ranchers devastated by drought.<p>The North …

Business

Lawsuit blocking water plant construction settled

A lawsuit challenging the Escondido City Council’s decision earlier this year to build a recycled water treatment plant in the middle of town as been …

California Drought

If we want a real river in L.A., we should start by cleaning up the water

Nelson Chabarria says his love of chemistry began in a classroom at Los Angeles High, but he didn’t get to pursue a career right away. His Koreatown family needed help paying bills, so he went to work in the garment district and put the dream on hold for years.<p>But he never lost the bug, and at 34, …

California Drought

Life on Guam | Living in North Korea’s crosshairs

When the North Korean regime of Kim Jong Un threatened to fire a nuclear weapon toward the U.S. territory of Guam, President Trump predicted that the added attention from the threat would increase tourism to the tiny island in the Pacific Ocean.<p>And some tourism officials agree. But they don’t think …

North Korea

A nearly $17-billion water project is being planned for California. What will it cost the Southland?

After years of planning for one of the biggest California water projects in decades, a key question remains unanswered: Who exactly will pay for it?<p>Decision time is approaching for the agencies that will have to pick up the nearly $17-billion tab for building two massive water tunnels under the …

California Drought

Study: For parts of the world, perpetual drought is a possibility

Last year's record-shattering drought may finally be over for Californians, but a new study suggests that in some parts of the world, drought could become the new normal.<p>The analysis, published Thursday in the journal Nature, found that during the 20th century, droughts took progressively longer …

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Trees turning colour and dropping leaves due to drought-like conditions

Windsor received only 13 mm of rain during the first two weeks of August<p>Trees across Windsor-Essex that are starting to turn colour and drop their …

Ethiopia: Alarm As Drought Kills Two Million Livestock

(Photo: DW)Drought victims continue to live in fear and uncertainty as the recent severe drought has killed two million livestock so far, according …

Agriculture

South Dakota farmers, ranchers get some drought relief | Miami Herald

Rain has brought South Dakota farmers and ranchers some relief from the drought.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rain and cooler temperatures …

Business

Alberta water shortage worst in nearly two decades: provincial government

Alberta is facing a water shortage not seen since 2001 that’s leading to depleted reservoirs, a provincial government official says.<p>Last week, the …

Canadian News

Squaw Valley resort fined $20,000 for avalanche control explosion that killed ski patroller

California’s worker safety agency has fined Squaw Valley Ski Holldings LLC for an accident at the Squaw Valley resort last year in which a ski patroller working on avalanche control operations was killed.<p>Cal/OSHA cited two “serious” violations in the Jan. 24 death of 42-year-old Joe Zuiches.<p>Zuiches …

California Drought

Ethiopia: UN Sounds Alarm As Drought-Stricken Herders in Ethiopia Face Livestock Losses

(Photo: Melese Awoke/WFP)Drought has devastated herders' livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources, the United Nations agriculture …

Agriculture

Sudden Drought Conditions Spur Montana's Wildfires

Fire season is Montana began early this year, and the blazes continue to burn larger than in average years. Meteorologists say they're being fueled by something called a flash drought.<p>Transcript<p>AILSA CHANG, HOST:<p>This summer has brought terrible fires to Montana. And meteorologists say they now know …

Weather

Explaining the lack of rain in Spain (and Italy)

THE Gonella Hut, more than 3,000 metres up on the Italian side of Monte Bianco, should be bustling with climbers in August. Instead, it is empty. …

Economics

Fading Chances of El Nino Leave Traders in Limbo

The U.S. reduced the odds of a Pacific El Nino, but said the prospect of La Nina ushering in cold weather across the northern U.S. has …

Weather

Could drought return to New England?

Could we be headed back into a drought?<p>Much of New England has received adequate rainfall since the middle of the spring. But there are parts of the …

Boston

City of Los Angeles & Kern County's battle over LA's sewage comes to an end

If you flush a toilet in the City of Los Angeles, its contents might end up on a farm south of Bakersfield.

California Drought

#WaterCrisis: Flower shows ruined by drought

Cape Town - The persistent drought across the Western Cape and the crucial August rain that failed to materialise is having a devastating effect on …

News (South Africa)

California receives $22 million from FEMA for Oroville Dam emergency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent $22.8 million to California to help the state cover expenses related to the crisis at the Oroville Dam earlier this year, the federal agency said.<p>The check was sent to the Department of Water Resources, which requested assistance for debris removal …

California Drought

Under court order, San Diego County releases revamped climate plan — proposes 90 percent green energy future

San Diego County released a draft climate plan on Thursday, pledging to dramatically reduce greenhouse-gas emission by limiting backcountry sprawl …

California Drought

Report shows North Dakota crops feeling effects of drought | Miami Herald

The latest crop production report from the federal Agriculture Department shows North Dakota crops are feeling the effects of widespread drought.<p>The …

Business

2 Thai students believed killed in Central California crash; bodies stranded

By SCOTT SMITH<p>FRESNO — Rescuers are struggling to recover a pair of bodies from a car that crashed down a cliff two weeks ago and became lodged in …

Extreme heat decimating crops in parts of Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Evidence is piling up that this year's sizzling summer in central and southeastern Europe has decimated crops, drained rivers and hurt the animal world.<p>As the drought's costs become clearer, temperatures in Serbia, Romania, Hungary and Croatia soared to nearly 40 degrees …

Agriculture

What it takes to recover from drought

Using a combination of satellite imagery, machine learning and land surface supercomputer models, scientists have discovered the factors that …

Climate Change

Why Rain Doesn't Signal the End of a Drought

It can take years for a tropical forest to return to its previous levels of photosynthesis and growth, and, as the frequency and severity of droughts …

Climate Change

Under pressure from regulators, San Diego cracks down on water pollution from construction sites

Developers in the city of San Diego are facing tougher government enforcement at construction sites that have the potential to pollute rivers and …

California Drought

Toppled big rig closes all lanes of the eastbound 10 Freeway at Santa Fe Ave.

An overturned big rig was blocking all lanes of the eastbound 10 in central Los Angeles early Thursday, the CHP said.<p>CHP Officer Tony Polizzi said the accident was reported at 1:58 a.m. at Santa Fe Avenue, and all lanes were closed beginning at 2:25 a.m. Fire and medical crews were on the scene, he …

Sacramento City Council Considers Making Some Drought Rules Permanent

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — He’s the landscaper of luxury, hired by East Sacramento homeowners to maintain lush lawns.“It’s better for the environment if …

Extreme Heat Reverses Benefits Of Oregon’s Above-Average Snowpack

The benefits of an above-average snowpack measured in most locations statewide earlier this year have yet to be fully realized due to extreme heat.

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