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In the rich farmland of the San Joaquin Valley it's summertime , peak growing season for many crops. But every sunbaked, scorching day brings another test of water reserves in a region running on empty.
The dearth of irrigation water ...
If you think the drought
in California is bad, you ain't seen nothing yet. New research indicates that climate change is giving a boost to the odds of long-term drought
across the Southwest.
The research, published Thursday in the ...
A University of Hawaii report is warning the state's tourism industry to start preparing now for the effects of climate change.
The study says Hawaii will likely see more competition for visitors as warmer climate zones expand and new, ...
It is a graphic demonstration of the sickening, symbiotic relationship between hunger and conflict and highlights food supply problems from Somalia to India to Spain Share Tweet this Email Sub-saharan Africa dominates a new food security risk ...
FOR MORE than a century, scientists have understood the basic physics of the greenhouse effect. For decades, they’ve realized humans can affect the climate by burning coal, oil and gas. But the country’s leaders remain divided on the need to curb ...
Climate change will affect South Asia more than most other regions. South Asia’s weather is likely to become hotter than the global average, while monsoon rains and heavy storms will increase in most parts of the region. Mountainous countries ...
Climate change will slash up to nine percent off the South Asian economy every year by the end of this century if the world continues on its current fossil-fuel intensive path, the Asian Development Bank warns in a new report.
The human ...
When a scorching drought
struck eastern Australia in 2006, cattle farmers Robyn and Paul Kendal had to slaughter nearly all their livestock and spend around a year of their normal turnover on feed to keep the remainder alive.With a ...
The soothing sound of the Colorado River as it meanders its way across Colorado’s Western Slope is the sound of a thriving economy, a fragile environment and an impending crisis.The state of water supplies in the arid West is volatile, ...
When Floyd Arthur moved to California's Central Valley as a child in the mid-20th century, his migrant worker parents found water by digging just a few feet into the ground.But now, the drilling company Arthur and his son own has to bore ...
Looking to buy a house? That’s great, unless you’re in your 20s and 30s and regularly read climate reports. They tend to project dramatic changes to the climate over the next 50 years, and given that current life expectancy is hovering around 80, ...
California Governor Jerry Brown approved on Wednesday a $7.6 billion plan to improve water supplies in the drought
-striken state that will be put before voters in November, ending a year of political wrangling over the ...
Northern China is currently experiencing a severe drought
. Xinhua reports that Henan Province, one of China’s top grain producers, has suffered economic losses of 7.3 billion renminbi ($1.2 billion) due to the drought
, with agriculture ...
A severe drought
in China's major crop-producing regions threatens to end 11 consecutive years of annual growth in the country's harvest.The drought
, affecting 4 million hectares of farmland, has cut the agricultural water supply in ...
As California declared a state of emergency this week over growing wildfires, the White House played the climate change card on Tuesday to drive home the need for action.
In a new video posted on the White House website, John Holdren, ...
As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking ...
After multiple unusually dry years across the western, southern and central United States, more than 80% of California is now in a state of extreme or exceptional drought
, according to the U.S. Drought
Monitor. An average of nearly 90% of ...
Nomads have for decades wondered for and wide in search of water and pasture for their most precious "assets" livestock.
But with global warming and the changing climate taking toll in major economic activities across the globe, ...
The Environmental Protection Agency has taken an important step for our future by proposing a strategy to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.
The Clean Power Plan, proposed in June and now in the middle of a public comment period, ...
Despite widespread drought
in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that ...
EXPERTS say Tanzania is currently suffering high economic cost
s due to extreme events due to climate change. The cost
s include low crop yields due to drought
and floods, as well as increased cases of malaria and other diseases.Tanzania's ...
The water could start at any time.
Every few hours, Anita Pointon refreshes the Web site that tells when it’s coming, because the work begins as soon as they know. Her husband, Chuck, 62, will set out to walk the farm with a moisture ...
California had its warmest winter and spring on record this year, leading to stresses on water resources and agriculture, as well as increased risk of wildfire in the most populous U.S. state, the National Weather Service said Monday.In ...
No state has done more than California to fight global warming. But a deepening drought
could make that battle more difficult and more expensive.
A prolonged dry spell, stretching on for years, would slash the amount of power flowing ...
- its worst in decades - is likely to hold steady through the summer months and may not ease in the fall even with an anticipated El Nino weather pattern, a federal drought
expert said on Friday.