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Along with weather extremes including floods and drought, experts say a warmer Iowa climate also could boost the population of ticks, mosquitoes and fire ants and make poison ivy more potent.
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The drought-related drop in Folsom Lake means more construction equipment can work on the Folsom Dam's spillway project.
Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday.
Signs of a rebound in U.S. beef supplies are taking shape with the changing color of the pastures on Glen Cope's 2,000-acre ranch in Aurora, Missouri.
The drought in California is a disaster unfolding in slow motion. The alarm was first sounded earlier this year as snowpack in the state's mountainous areas was far thinner than usual.
Consumer prices edged up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent last month, after larger gains of 0.3 percent in June and 0.4 percent in May, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.
Ongoing dry conditions are impeding the rehabilitation of farming land across Queensland, badly damaged by widespread flooding in the state last year.
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.
The number of Southern Californians willing to give up their lawn in exchange for water-saving rebates has nearly doubled so far this year compared to the past five years, thanks in part to the Metropolitan Water District doubling its rebate, the water agency announced today.
A farmer just called to say he thinks big rainfall will begin before Thanksgiving this year in California.
Be kind to your vegetables. Watch for wilt. We're all trying to save water, but keep an eye on tomatoes during hot weather.
The Sacramento Bee reports the California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are calling on the state board that oversees water rights to investigate possible water diversion by farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Forest guards patrol the area on an elephant as they wade through floodwaters in the Morigaon district of Assam, India.
Almond trees grow near Highway 99 and Shippee Road on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Oroville, California.
"The rain has definitely been a blessing. It's been good, timely rain," said Caitlin Jackson, agriculture agent for the Crosby County branch of Texas A&M AgriLife.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 07:14 am
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