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  1. Vote Set on San Antonio's Historic Water GambleRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | MyHighPlains.com

    ... and who is the main negotiator for the deal. They reveal "It appears our new strategy is to use Stage III and IV Drought Restrictions to bridge our water shortfalls. Is this correct?" wrote Dawson to a top SAWS official, referring to drought ...

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  2. Water Stress in Sub-Saharan AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | CFR.org

    ... social, or environmental problems caused by unmet water needs. Lack of supply is often caused by contamination, drought, or a disruption in distribution. In an extreme example, when Cote D'Ivoire split four years ago between the rebel-led north and ...

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  3. Illawarra summer tipped to be a crackerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Illawarra Mercury

    ... ds to the Pilbara and the northern Cape York Peninsula. ''For eastern and northern Australia, particularly for those drought areas, the odds favour drier than average conditions,'' Dr Watkins said on Thursday.

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  4. The Brief: Oct. 30, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Texas Tribune

    ... Meanwhile, he said part of the impetus for the project is to minimize the number of times the city enters into drought stage water restrictions. A critic said that projects like the Vista Ridge pipeline are incompatible with other water management ...

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  5. These Maps of California's Water Shortage Are TerrifyingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mother Jones

    Just how bad is California's water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these new maps, which represent groundwater withdrawals in California during the first three years of the state's ongoing and epochal drought: Images by J. T. Reager, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, from "The global groundwater crisis," Nature Climate Change, Novemeber 2014, by James S. Famiglietti The maps come from a new paper in Nature Climate Change by NASA water scientist James Famiglietti. "California's Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins have lost roughly 15 cubic kilometers of total water per year since 2011," he writes.

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  6. African AgricultureRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | CFR.org

    Global food prices have skyrocketed in the past year, sparking riots in 2008 in cities from Egypt to Haiti. Rising prices pose a particular threat in sub-Saharan Africa, where conflicts and drought exacerbate the affects of high prices.

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  7. A voter guide to California's boring but important ballot propositionsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... allowing an Indian tribe to build a Vegas-style casino off the reservation in an urban area. California's stubborn drought helped push a $7.5-billion water bond through the Legislature and onto the November ballot. But even if voters approve ...

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  8. Sugar a better bet than coffee or cocoa, says ABNRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Agrimoney.com

    ... oversupply," following four successive seasons of world production surplus. Longer-term, the impact of this year's drought on Brazilian cane, "and decreased husbandry could hurt sugar production even further" in the top producing country. "More ...

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  9. Lebanon's water resources in great danger: environment ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: The future of Lebanon's water sources is bleak with the drought season expected to increase and rainfall to decrease due to climate change, Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk said Thursday. "Climate change, as everyone knows, has become a major threat to Lebanon's water resources as well as the communities and sectors which are all struggling to cope with the negative consequences," Machnouk said during the opening of a ministry-sponsored workshop titled: "Water and climate change: understating the meaning and funding projects."

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  10. Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil FutureRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KQED

    ... the next North Dakota-type boom. Wrather's group is worried that a sharp rise in drilling could threaten the area's drought-stressed water supply. In this post-Citizens United world, there's a lot more scrutiny on money in politics, especially when ...

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  11. Lake Mission Viejo isn't feeling California drought - yetRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... afternoon skies as children frolic on pristine sandy beaches. Since its creation in the 1970s - in the middle of a drought - the manufactured lake has become so ingrained in south Orange County's identity that it is the backdrop to Mission Viejo's ...

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  12. Brett Bernardini directs 'Once We Lived Here' as his Spirit of Broadway swan songRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Day

    ... in the U.S. "What's facing Australian farmers are the same things that our farmers are facing in the West - severe drought, wildfires, the devaluation of farms, how do you keep a family farm running with the economy being what it is?" Bernardini ...

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  13. Global Hydropower Boom Threatens Rivers WorldwideRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Truthdig

    ... to present even greater difficulties in the decades ahead. But challenges exist already. In Ethiopia, a sustained drought has reduced economic growth by 38%. In Thailand, floods in 2011 cost the country $16 billion in insured losses and $43 billion ...

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  14. Farmers fear drought developing in Tasmania's south-eastRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | ABC News

    Farmers from Tasmania's south-east corner are warning the region could be pushed to the brink of drought unless there is extra rainfall over summer. The Bureau of Meteorology's latest Climate Outlook forecasted a 50 per cent probability that rainfall would exceed the median amount from November until January.

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  15. California drought takes bite out of rice harvestRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Denver Post

    California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. The $5 billion industry exports rice to more than 100 countries and specializes in premium grains used in risotto, paella and sushi.

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  16. Sedalia Gardens, volunteers recognized by Plant Select as showcaseRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Denver Post

    "It has given me a lot of confidence in my own garden and what I buy and how I plant," said Winn, who lives in Oak Valley, 5 miles from the garden. Sedalia Gardens is a demonstration garden featuring mostly xeriscape, or drought-resistant, flowering plants grown around West Douglas County Fire Protection District Station 4 and the adjoining Sedalia Museum, which is a local house from the 1890s that has been restored.

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  17. Genome sequencing of the jujube tree completedRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Science Daily

    ... and other important functional components. Furthermore, the jujube tree is highly resistant to salinity and drought, and grows well in sandy, alkaline and arid areas. Therefor, decoding the genome of the jujube tree will have great implications to ...

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  18. After delays, reclamation pond to open May 2015Rachel ChasonAfter a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Chronicle

    ... is complete and the pond is starting to fill with water," Burdick said. Plans for the project began in 2008 after a drought in 2007 that was so severe that Durham had less than 60 days of water available. The University, Durham's largest consumer of ...

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  19. Central Oregon groundwater at acceptable levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | Bend Bulletin

    ... ago. --> As California continues to deal with a devastating drought, some may be questioning the availability of water in Central Oregon, specifically groundwater often used in places outside of ...

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  20. Africa's Food CrisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2011 | CFR.org

    ... explains why emergency-food crises recur year after year in many parts of the continent. Famines are often caused by drought, flood, conflict, or pandemics like HIV/AIDS or malaria. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) estimates ...

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