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News on Drought continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

52 min ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Summer rains move the drought needle

Including the roughly half an inch that fell Tuesday morning, Lubbock has received 11.34 inches of rainfall to date.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Weather, Natural Disasters

4 hrs ago | Fire Dog Lake

Tomgram: Chip Ward: Leave It to Beaver

If you want to be unnerved, just pay a visit to the U.S. Drought Monitor and check out its map of the American West with almost all of California stained the deep, distressing shades of red that indicate either "extreme" or "exceptional" drought.

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9 hrs ago | Illawarra Mercury

Bede Murray has triple shot at breaking city drought

Kembla trainer Bede Murray will look to end a near four-month drought in town on Wednesday when he saddles up a trio of runners at Warwick Farm.

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13 hrs ago | Business Journal

Drought conditions down sharply from last year

Drought condtions across Texas are continuing to improve with recent rains, according to the Texas Water Development Board.

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17 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

So General Mills has unveiled a corporate policy that includes insisting that its suppliers take steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions as well as water usage.

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19 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Beef, Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Epidemic, Hurst, TX

23 hrs ago | Reuters

Drought hits China food production: Xinhua

Severe drought and scorching heat has damaged over a million hectares of farmland in China's Henan and Inner Mongolia provinces, with no immediate relief in sight, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

NBC New York

Calif. Gives Prizes for Dirty Cars

Over the month of July, Ventura County water is hosting a dirty car contest to send a messy message about water usage across the state.

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Related Topix: Ventura County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters

Pasadena Star-News

Water level is low; information level is too: Thomas Elias

We know a fair amount about the drought that has now afflicted California for about three years: It has been the driest period since record-keeping began in the 19th Century.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Diego County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Riverside County, CA, Opinion

Business Journal

Old Sac's Gold Rush Days washed out by drought

The event usually sees Old Sacramento's streets covered under 200 tons of decomposed granite, and traffic is closed to all cars over Labor Day Weekend.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Theater, Arts

GPB.org

Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

Outside the northern Guatemalan town of Olopa, near the Honduran border, farmer Edwin Fernando Diaz Viera stands in the middle of his tiny coffee field.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Immigration Reform, Natural Disasters

KSWO

Corpus Christi enforces stricter drought rules

Sprinkler irrigation is limited to one day per week - the same day as trash pickup.

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Examiner.com

Rattlesnakes inundating neighborhoods looking for water in drought: Dogs at risk

The drought in Northern California has brought some slithering creatures out of their habitats and into neighborhoods looking for water, rattlesnakes .

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

The Green Way: No drought of water-shortage emails from readers

Letters from some of my college buddies spilled from a box in the garage. The find was like those archaeologists who uncover cave paintings.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Glendora, CA, San Pedro, CA, West Covina, CA, Covina, CA, Azusa, CA

Daily Herald

Study: Western drought worse than thought

Seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River basin for valuable water are drawing more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously believed, a new study finds, the latest indication that an historic drought is threatening the region's future access to water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology, NASA, Irvine, CA

Hispanically Speaking

Puerto Rico Plagued by Drought

Drought conditions continue worse than usual in Puerto Rico due to the drastic lack of rainfall over most of the island, except for the eastern and northwestern regions.

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Reuters

U.N. warns of alarming malnutrition rates in Somali capital

The United Nations has reported alarming rates of malnutrition in the Somali capital where aid agencies cannot meet the needs of 350,000 people due to insufficient funds, drought and conflict.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Famine

KAKE

City officials: Sales tax increase key to surviving future droughts

As the California drought continues to take its toll, forcing residents to cut back on water use, officials here warn the same could happen in Wichita, if improvements aren't made to the water system.

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Hispanically Speaking

President Santos Aids Drought-Stricken Regions of Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced financial aid for the agricultural sector that could be hurt if the weather phenomenon known as El Nino aggravates the severe drought already affecting much of the northern part of the country.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Fresno Bee

In drought, water cops crack down on waste

Tou Moua, a water conservation representative for the city of Fresno, leaves a home where he left a notice for use of sprinklers during a prohibited time of day, flooding gutters and causing flooding to a neighbor's property Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Fresno, Calif.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, 9, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Madera, CA

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