Puerto Rico drought kills 1000s of fish in reservoir

2015-07-04 20:03

Authorities in Puerto Rico say a worsening drought has killed thousands of fish in one reservoir as a result of dwindling water levels.

Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa

2015-05-26 08:54

Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely to be even harsher.

Nobody will starve, Mugabe assures Zimbabweans

2015-05-18 17:31

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly assured Zimbabweans living in drought-stricken areas that they won’t starve, saying relief food would be available to feed them.

Namibia still waiting for Zuma's promised R100m

2015-02-24 08:30

Namibia is still waiting for R100m drought relief promised by President Jacob Zuma during his state visit in November 2013.

Mali refugees face food crisis

2014-09-11 20:15

Malian refugees returning home to the north are facing a looming food crisis after the drought.

Somalia appeals for urgent aid amid drought

2014-08-05 17:28

Somalia's government has begged for help, warning the war-torn nation once again faced a hunger and drought catastrophe.

'Shocking' underground water loss in US drought

2014-07-25 15:19

A major drought across the US has sapped underground water resources, posing a greater threat to the water supply than previously understood, scientists say.

California water-wasters may get a $500 fine

2014-07-15 13:21

In one of the most drastic responses yet to California's drought, state regulators will consider fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles.

Somalia drought looms after poor, erratic rains

2014-07-07 20:17

The UN food agency says drought is looming in violence-prone Somalia after poor and erratic rains.

Violence erupts as India swelters under heatwave

2014-06-12 16:19

Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heatwave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over lack of basic services.


El Niño rising: We need to make sure our taps don’t run dry

2015-05-31 15:00

The drought is upon us and we must take action soon, writes Mike Muller.

SA braces for water shortages as drought bites

2015-05-20 09:35

After the worst drought since 1992 cut dam levels by 12%, South Africa faces water shortages as the four-month dry season approaches.

Worst to come for Zim as nature comes into play

2015-03-20 13:45

With drought on the way and agricultural policy a failure, things can only get worse for the embattled Zimbabwean economy, says Malcom Sharara.

US farmers face worst drought in 1 200 years

2014-12-10 10:06

As parts of the south-western US shrivel in historic drought, farmers are faced with an impossible choice: Today's crops or tomorrow's water supplies.

California drought holds steady amid summer storms

2014-08-15 15:21

Federal meteorologists say that the state's ongoing drought has appeared to level off, though conditions remain "extreme".

Drought hits China food production

2014-07-28 17:52

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.

Texans don’t want to drink 'peepee' water

2014-07-23 12:34

Due to one of the worst droughts in a century a Texas City has started recycling sewage water for drinking. Convincing people to drink the water has become a problem though.

'China's need for food is creating a water crisis'

2014-07-08 13:48

Booming demand for food in China's southern and eastern cities is worsening water shortages in arid northern provinces, adding to the country's environmental problems, new research shows.

California 's drought foces trout to be moved

2014-06-18 12:47

Millions of young trout are being evacuated from a California hatchery, as summer heat and the state's ongoing drought combine to make the water too warm for them to survive.

California leaders beg for help in drought

2014-06-10 12:32

With California facing its worst drought in decades, farmers, environmentalists and government officials begged lawmakers to invest in projects to shore up the state's water supply.

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