drought

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Our Coming Food Crisis

Published: 
Sun, 07/21/2013 - 11:06pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

This summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages. 

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Canada’s Latest Climate Change

Published: 
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:04pm
Category: 
Water

Just days after World Water Day, the Canadian government quietly acknowledged last week that it had dropped out of the United Nations anti-drought convention. 

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New Mexico Farmers Seek ‘Priority Call’ as Drought Persists

Published: 
Fri, 03/29/2013 - 3:11pm
Category: 
Water

Amid the worst drought on record, the anger of southeastern New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers is boiling.

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Drought forecast to persist in much of U.S., especially the West

Published: 
Fri, 02/22/2013 - 7:49am
Category: 
Water

Much of the West continues to struggle with unusually dry conditions, raising the prospect of another year of wildfires, stunted crops and unnavigable stretches of river in various parts of the country, according to a federal assessment.

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Drought Disrupts Everyday Tasks In Rural Midwest

Published: 
Thu, 08/23/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Water

WILDWOOD, Mo. — The wells supplying people’s homes are running dry here at the heart of the nation’s drought, which the government announced on Thursday has spread to 63.2 percent of the country, centered in the parched earth of the southern Midwest.

For some residents outside municipal water districts, it has become a struggle to wash dishes, or fill a coffee urn, even to flush the toilet. Mike Kraus, a cattle farmer in Garden City, Kan., twisted the tap on the shower the other day after work and heard nothing but hissing.

“And that was it,” he said.