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Julie Faber of Bishop walks along a dirt road to a favorite fishing spot on the Owens River with daughter Ali Rainville on Jan. 29, 2014 near Bishop, Calif..
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As California confronts a historic drought and water scarcity increasingly affects life across the West, The Desert Sun is preparing to lead a symposium next week to encourage discussion of the region's water dilemmas and potential solutions.
The prime minister said the government would help the affected people, and assured the Sindh government that the federal government would fully support its efforts to tide over the crisis.
So much rain and snow has fallen across Washington state in recent weeks that there's little chance of a statewide drought being declared this year, water supply experts said Monday.
Dozens of children have died of malnutrition and other causes in Pakistan's southern region this year, prompting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to travel to the drought-stricken area to allocate $10 million in emergency aid.
Recent rains have brought wet relief to parched sections of California, a state Gov. Jerry Brown declared to be in a drought emergency in January.
On Friday, officials announced that the Australian state of Queensland was in the midst of the most widespread drought on written record, with over 80% of its territory desperate for water.
Speaking ahead of next month's IPCC publication on the effects of climate change on the world's food supplies, human health, cities and rural areas, Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN's climate science panel told the Guardian that the extreme weather seen around the globe this winter is only going to get worse.
UN agencies have begun preparing plans to officially declare a state of drought that spreads beyond the Eastern Middle East to Morocco and as far south as Yemen, climatologists and officials say.
With the start of spring only a couple of weeks away, experts are urging Reno-area residents and businesses to water trees to help them survive the drought.
The University of Nebraska's Center for Great Plains Studies has scheduled its 40th annual symposium on drought.
The Ukiah City Council Wednesday supported a request by the Russian River Flood Control and Water Conservation Improvement District to give up some of the water it normally buys to make it available to others who need it more.
Despite urgent calls for water conservation amid one of California's worst droughts, more than 255,000 homeowners and businesses across the state can still use all the water they want without paying higher bills.
For news details visit : http://www.nation.com.pk/national/08-Mar-2014/pak-army-relief-teams-in-mithi-tharparkar-to-help-drought-affected-people For news details Read on : Pak Army relief teams in Mithia s Tharparkar to help drought affected people According to the Inter-Services Public Relations the army teams are helping the people getting ... (more)
The drought in California is likely to mean higher grocery prices this summer. This is because California produces the great preponderance of food crops for the United States: 90% of the nation's broccoli, 99% of our walnuts, 95% of the celery, 95% of the garlic, and 69% of the carrots we eat.
Water levels in Khlong Si in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani have fallen sharply, forcing some farmers to give up their second rice crop.