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3 hrs ago |

Despite cold, drought, Botanic Garden nears bloom

Tuesday, a crisp and brilliant spring day, brought the first evidence that drought, disease and an unusually cold and gloomy winter will not have the final word at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Natural Disasters, Palo Pinto, TX

7 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Views on Food: Outsmarting the drought

In its third year, the drought has already forced California growers to leave 800,000 farm acres unplanted this year, says Dave Kranz of the California Farm Bureau.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Avocado, Oregon House, CA, Grass Valley, CA, Marysville, CA, Opinion

11 hrs ago | WGBH

California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses And Even Schools

Cannon Michael's farm grows tomatoes, melons and onions, among other crops. This year, however, Michael will have to fallow one-fifth of the land due to the drought Cannon Michael runs an 11,000-acre farm in California's Central Valley.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Mendota, CA

13 hrs ago | The Kingman Daily Miner

California drought expected to hit shoppers' wallets

California's ongoing, record-breaking drought is expected to have a significant effect on produce prices in the near future.


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

17 hrs ago | Pattaya Mail

DDPM prepares to dole out measures to tackle drought

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department is set to implement new measures to tackle the drought crisis following reports that more than half of the country faces water shortages.


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

22 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

10 fastest rising food prices

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Meat, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

22 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Congress takes up food labeling fight

Many U.S. foods come from crops with DNA that was modified to resist disease, drought and insects.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Weather, Natural Disasters, Food, Cargill, General Mills, Life, Nutrition

Yesterday | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Rural business leaders team up to promote economic growth

Stronger Economies Together is a coalition of professionals from Hale, Swisher, Lamb, Castro and Floyd counties.


Related Topix: South-Plains, TX, Hale County, TX, Plainview, TX, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

Sat Apr 19, 2014

CBS Local

Sacramento Couple Charged More For Using Less Water In Drought

A Sacramento couple who made it their goal to save water during the drought with a hope of saving money at the same time is now facing a fee for their low water use.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Sacramento, CA

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


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

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

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

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