Stories tagged: drought
Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe’s parks agency said Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion.
Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger by a severe drought strangling wide stretches of southern Africa.
Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
South Africa’s government urged people to restrict water usage Monday as reservoir levels drop and rainfall is not expected until December.
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
Weeks of dry, hot weather have plunged the Deep South further into a drought that’s affecting more than 11 million people and threatening crops across the region, a new assessment …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
Weekend storms brought much-needed rain to the Inland Northwest over the week.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
Water users in the Little Spokane River Basin may have to curb their consumption if water levels dip much lower, the state Department of Ecology has warned. The agency said …
Tue., July 2, 2019
The heavy rains that caused severe flooding in the central U.S. this spring also had the positive effect of lifting the Southern Plains out of a prolonged drought.
UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019
A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to …
Wed., June 5, 2019
A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer’s end if international aid is not sent …
Sat., May 25, 2019
If the words “drought-tolerant” make you think of a yard full of cactus, think again. There are plenty of stunning plants worth considering.
Mon., May 20, 2019
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded a drought emergency to nearly half the state because of worsened, poor water supply conditions and warmer and drier weather predicted throughout the summer.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019
North Korea said Wednesday it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades amid reports of severe food shortages.
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state’s largest lake, hoping …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019
Officials say snowpack levels in northern Idaho and Washington have improved over the last month, but both states could still be heading for an abnormally dry summer.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
Idaho and Washington could be headed for an abnormally dry summer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently issued a climate prediction showing a worsening outlook for drought across the …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018
With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Due to this summer’s drought in Central Europe, boulders known as “hunger stones” are reappearing in the Elbe River.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
Idaho is seeing more hot, dry weather and with it some parts of the state are experiencing drought.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
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
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
If winter weather doesn’t arrive soon, Oregon could be facing a summer drought.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
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
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
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
Nearly all of Montana is experiencing drought or trending toward drought, fueling wildfires and costing farmers millions of dollars.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
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
The drought that is plaguing eastern Montana came on fast.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017
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
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
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.