Latest Drought Stories
Text of report by Iraqi newspaper Al-Mashriq on 3 July ["Wave of Drought Affects Vast Areas in Iraq"] Iraq, also known as the land between the two rivers, currently suffers from a severe water shortage, which many farmers say could lead to a wide-scale wave of drought as a result of low rainfall during the winter season and the water policies of neighbouring countries.
By Daniel Goldberg, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jul. 1--CARRBORO -- A return to water usage restrictions is not imminent for Orange Water and Sewer Authority customers despite below-normal rainfall in June, according to water utility officials.
By Joey Holleman, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jul. 1--With conditions worsening by the day, the drought status for five Upstate counties was upgraded Monday to extreme, the worst rung in the state's four-step classification system.
By SARAH STACK TENS of thousands of Ethiopians are on the brink of starving to death because of a massive food shortage.
FORTH WORTH, Texas _ For many farmers and ranchers, it's becoming an all-too-familiar routine: One drought ends and another begins. Over the last 12 years, Texas has weathered five droughts, and another might be in the works.
By Dennis Pollock, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jun. 27--U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is urging U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer to quickly provide drought assistance to California farmers using an agricultural disaster program authorized by the recently enacted Farm Bill.
By Miranda Baines, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 27--Rain from Thursday evening's thunderstorm brought much-needed relief to Rockingham County. But the county will need far more than sporadic rainfall to get out of a severe drought. Experts say the dry weather is here to stay.
ADB helping China improve ecosystem in major lake MANILA, June 25 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping China address and reverse decades of ecological degradation to one of the nation's most valuable fresh-water resources, the lender said on Wednesday.
By BRANDON LARRABEE ATLANTA - By July, more Georgia counties could face tougher restrictions on water use as the state's historic drought continues to worsen, state officials said Wednesday.
A U.S.-led international team of scientists said it's determined extreme climatic weather events can produce a sharp increase in infectious diseases.
Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...