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1 hr ago | ABC2 Maryland

Drought, demand driving up dairy prices

Containers of milk are displayed at Cal-Mart Grocery on March 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

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Related Topix: Drink, Milk, Weather, Natural Disasters, San Francisco, CA, Agriculture, Science

5 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

Westwood moved closer to ending a two-year winless drought in adding a 6-under-par 66 to his opening round of 65 at Kuala Lumpur Country Club.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Malaysia, World News,

9 hrs ago | Science Daily

Study shows lasting effects of drought in rainy Eastern U.S.

This spring, more than 40 percent of the western U.S. is in a drought that the USDA deems "severe" or "exceptional."

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Kentucky, Home Gardening, Home, Harvard University

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Republic

Salmon released in California river restoration

Tens of thousands of spring-run Chinook salmon are being released into the San Joaquin River, marking a major milestone in the federal plan to restore native fish populations to the state's second-longest river.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters

Science, Industry and Business

Drought and fire in the Amazon lead to sharp increases in forest tree mortality

Ongoing deforestation and fragmentation of forests in the Amazon help create tinderbox conditions for wildfires in remnant forests, contributing to rapid and widespread forest loss during drought years, according to a team of researchers.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Drought in California may impact food prices

Purdue Agriculture Economist Corinne Alexander said California depends on snow during the winter months for water supply in the summer.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Indiana, Life, Food, Avocado

KTAR

California drought could impact Arizona's produce

California is experiencing one of its worst droughts, and the Valley could see some of the effects in local grocery stores.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Avocado, Arizona State University

Reuters

China backs away from price controls on basic drugs

China has backtracked on its policy of capping retail prices on medicines and will allow pharmaceutical companies to set prices for some drugs, after criticism that controls had caused a drug drought that derailed treatment for millions of patients.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Xi Jinping, Tapazole, Methimazole (generic), Hyperthyroidism, Health

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, Yangon, Rangoon, power, electricity, gas, drought, power cut, generator, hydropower

On the industrial outskirts of Yangon, a rusted chimney exhales wisps of white smoke as a three-decade-old gas-fired power station chunters on.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Weather, Natural Disasters

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Governor Deal signs Flint River Drought Protection Act

It will restrict farmers from drawing water from the Flint and some of its tributaries during severe drought.

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ABC News

Portland Plans Reservoir Flush After Teen Cited

Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated at a city reservoir.

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WHAS11

Dominican Republic installs beach despite drought

The yearly project is intended for those who cannot afford to travel during Holy Week and will include 12 pools near a boardwalk in the capital of Santo Domingo.

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Related Topix: Travel, Weather, Dominican Republic Travel, World News, Natural Disasters, Dominican Republic, Caribbean Travel, Central America

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the state

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a "serious water shortage," according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels after three years of drought.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, UC Davis, Agriculture, Science

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Cool, wet spring may ease western Plains drought

There are varying degrees of drought conditions in the Plains region, but a National Weather Service hydrologist says predicted above-normal rain this spring might ease some of the problem.

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KRVN-AM Lexington

Inflation Still Low but Many Prices Climbed Anyway in March

After the brutal winter weather of January and February, people who use oil to heat their homes saw costs fall a bit in March along with dropping prices at the pump.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

Athens Banner-Herald

What Others Say: Climate change is already a fact of life

In case there was still any doubt, and there shouldn't be at this point, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group of scientists, has made it official: Climate change is not coming, it's already here.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Opinion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Washington Examiner

Water issues eyed at New Mexico town hall meeting

A failure by New Mexico to address water supply challenges and climate change would have far-ranging effects on everything from national security to energy independence and the ability to compete in the global economy, a U.S. senator said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Martin Heinrich, US House of Representatives, Representative Martin Heinrich, Democrat, Weather, Natural Disasters

Daily Mail

Warning over chocolate Easter egg risk to your dog

One-way ticket to paradise: Private island in the Bahamas with six beaches, four houses and its own AIRSTRIP goes on sale for $9m EXCLUSIVE - 'I've seen better days... giant a**hole': US Airways social media manager speaks out about that X-rated 'worst tweet of all time' Lady Gaga accused of wasting 350,000 gallons of water to fill massive pool at ... (more)

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National Public Radio

Car Accident Killed SD Girls Missing Since 1971

Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sioux Falls, SD

Inside Bay Area

Lady Gaga wastes a lot of water during video shoot

But she is taking some heat for her video for "G.U.Y.", which was shot at Hearst Castle and ended up wasting 356,000 gallons of water during California's worst drought of the past 119 years, according to Radar Online.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, San Simeon, CA

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