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3 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Megadrought: Huge Surge of Pacific Heat Fails to Start El Nino, Heats Planet to 3 Warmest Months

Chances of a western north America megadrought of an intensity not seen since before the arrival of European explorers just went up.

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7 hrs ago | Science Daily

Famine in the Horn of Africa (1984) was caused by El Nino and currents in the Indian Ocean

Oceanic patterns are important drivers of climatic variability. There is a clear link between periods of drought in the North Ethiopian Highlands and oceanic phases of El Nino, the Indian Ocean Dipole and the Southwestern Monsoons.

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11 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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