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.

California drought could cost $1.7bn

2014-05-20 11:31

One of California's worst droughts in decades could cost farmers $1.7bn, a week after alarmingly early wildfires forced thousands of homeowners to evacuate.

California drought continues despite rain

2014-04-25 17:08

A moderate dose of winter rainfall hasn't ended California's historic drought, but it has dropped just enough moisture on the beleaguered state to help communities that had risked running out of water.


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.

California drought to cost farmers $1.7bn

2014-05-20 14:29

One of California's worst droughts in decades could cost the US state's farmers $1.7bn, according to a new study.

Santa Barbra looks to sea as drought worsens

2014-05-05 15:09

As California again grapples with historic dryness, the city nicknamed the 'American Riviera' has its eye on restarting desalination plant to hedge against current and future droughts.

UN warns of drought crisis in Syria

2014-04-08 21:53

The UN's food aid agency warned that Syria was facing a drought that could put millions of people's lives at risk, compounding the impact of years of war.

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