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17 min ago | KTVU Oakland

Sliver of good news comes for drought-stricken farmers

Thanks to the rain and snow from February and March storms, the California Department of Water Resources announced Friday that it would increase water allocations for State Water Project deliveries from zero to five percent.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Pleasanton, CA, Dublin, CA, Livermore, CA, Williams, CA

4 hrs ago | Truthdig

Drought Adds to Syria's Misery

The conflict in Syria has devastated much of the country's agricultural sector. But while the fighting has left large tracts of farmland abandoned, irrigation systems smashed and livestock neglected, other forces have also been at work.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

8 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.


Related Topix: Hawaii, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Entomology, Maui County, HI

10 hrs ago | Central Ohio

Warming worsens Western wildfires

Massive wildfires are on the increase in the Western USA due to rising temperatures and worsening drought from climate change, and the trend could continue in the decades to come, new research suggests.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

14 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

EBMUD drought plan: Voluntary savings plus new emergency supply

Customers in the East Bay's largest water district should be asked to continue voluntarily reducing their water use 10 percent without mandatory water rationing, the agency's top managers recommend.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Contra Costa County, CA, Alameda County, CA, Oakland, CA, Sacramento County, CA, Sacramento, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Spring rains helped, but not enough to ease drought

In a minor bright spot after more than a year of drought, state and federal officials announced Friday that because of March storms, they will be able to deliver slightly more water to California farms and cities this year than expected a few months ago.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Banos, CA


Remains of missing woman found in submerged truck

Authorities believe skeletal remains found inside a truck recovered from a North Texas lake are those of a woman missing for 35 years.


Related Topix: Hood County, TX, Granbury, TX, Weather, Natural Disasters


Officials Turn on the Water Spigots Despite Continuing Drought

California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal officials ease drought-related water cutbacks because of recent rain and snow.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California, California Government

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.


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

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.


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

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."


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

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.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters


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.


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