Stories tagged: drought
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 10:09 a.m.
Klamath commissioners declare drought emergency
Klamath County officials have declared a drought emergency, as county commissioners worry that the upcoming irrigation season may be the driest in several years and could cause millions of dollars …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns
Overall water use is climbing in Southern California as that part of the state plunges back into drought, driving state and regional water managers as they consider permanently reinstating some …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
Oregon’s warm winter raises fear of summer drought
If winter weather doesn’t arrive soon, Oregon could be facing a summer drought.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Drought deepens dramatically in Southern California
California is rapidly plunging back into drought, with severe conditions now existing in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties – home to one-fourth of the state’s population, a U.S. …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
United States gives Ethiopia $91 million in drought aid for food and medicine
The United States will provide an additional $91 million in humanitarian aid for Ethiopia to cope with a third straight year of drought, the top U.S. official in charge of …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Officials in North Dakota have arranged for tons of donated hay for drought-impacted ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana. Now they need truckers to haul it.
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Nearly all of Montana is in or trending toward drought
Nearly all of Montana is experiencing drought or trending toward drought, fueling wildfires and costing farmers millions of dollars.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Drought spreads and intensifies across U.S. Northern Plains
HELENA, Mont. – The drought plaguing eastern Montana and much of North and South Dakota came on quickly and is intensifying, leading ranchers to sell their cattle and farmers to …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
‘Flash drought’ spreads across Montana in less than 3 months
The drought that is plaguing eastern Montana came on fast.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Drought in High Plains the worst some farmers have ever seen
Drought in North Dakota is laying waste to fields of normally bountiful food and hay crops and searing pastures that typically would be home to multitudes of grazing cattle.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Extreme heat broils the Dakotas and Montana; flash drought takes toll on wheat crop
A massive and intense heat dome has spread over the northern Plains and mountain West, sucking moisture out of the soil, and may persist for weeks. The scorching heat and …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
20,000 children in Somalia risk starvation, aid group says
An aid group is warning that more than 20,000 children in drought-hit Somalia could starve to death in the coming months without continued international assistance.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Extreme drought may lead to low wheat crop yield in Montana
An extreme drought in northeastern Montana is causing major problems for wheat farmers in the region.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
UN chief: Drought-stricken Somalia ‘hangs in the balance’
British Prime Minster Theresa May and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for more support for drought-stricken Somalia, with the U.N. chief requesting another $900 million in aid this year.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group
Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Gov. Brown says California drought emergency is over
Startlingly green hills, surging rivers and the snow-wrapped Sierra Nevada had already signaled what Gov. Jerry Brown made official on Friday: The long California drought is over.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera
The cholera epidemic is most prevalent among women and children. Cholera outbreaks often occur in refugee camps due to overcrowding and poor sanitation. Water scarcity also remains a major problem …
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
Drought in Somalia exacts heavy toll on herders
Ahmed Haji turns from his visibly dehydrated animals and whispers: “I am lost.” Trying to flee the worsening drought, he trekked thousands of kilometers with a herd that once numbered …
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 11:36 p.m.
Worries growing for wheat farmers
Farmers are facing a belt-tightening year as wheat prices slip below the break-even mark, signaling the third consecutive year of financial hardship.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Washington water forecast dramatically improves in February
A very wet February has dramatically improved the water supply forecast for Washington state.
Sat., March 4, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Somalia: 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours in drought
Somalia’s prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region – the first death toll announced in a severe …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5 p.m.
Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine
Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim struggled to hold back her tears in the stifling and …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people
Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
How L.A. went from bone-dry to 216 percent above average rainfall in four months
According to the latest federal maps, Southern California is still in a drought. But the dry conditions that have mired the region for more than five years have definitely shifted …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 5:06 a.m.
California snowpack measures low, but big storms coming
Surveyors plunged a pole into the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday and took the first manual measurement of the wet season, finding water content was about half of normal as …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
2 moose population studies moving forward
Two moose surveillance projects are moving forward in Wyoming as populations face struggles like drought and predators.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Drought kills 102 million trees in California, report shows
The California drought has killed more than 102 million trees in a die-off of forests that increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires and other threats to humans, officials said Friday.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Firefighters from across U.S. battle Appalachian wildfires
Many of the nation’s largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the southern Appalachian mountains, where a relentless drought has turned pine trees into torches and forced evacuations in dozens …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Gardening: Record-breaking rain helps, but drought impacts still there
Wow, this has been a fall for the books. Just enough frost to turn the leaves, no winds to blow them off as of last Sunday, and lots of much-needed …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
Study blames low 2015 Western U.S. snowpack on high temperatures
Scientists looked at snow-measurement sites in California, Oregon, Washington, western Nevada and western Idaho. They found that in 2015, more than 80 percent of those sites experienced record low snowpack …