All posts tagged "drought"
UN: Number of Haitians Needing Food Aid Spikes amid Drought
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Drought-stricken Haiti is grappling with its most serious food crisis in 15 years, the head of the U.N. World Food Program’s country office said Tuesday. Roughly 1.5 million Haitians are considered severely insecure when...
- Posted February 9, 2016
California Farmers Reap Record Sales in Record Drought
FRESNO, Calif. – A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. California’s...
- Posted February 9, 2016
Guyana to Cut Sugarcane Planting by Half amid Drought
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana’s state-owned sugar corporation says it will cut back on sugarcane planting by 50 percent amid a worsening drought. Company spokesman Ray Sangster says it makes no sense to invest in new plants because...
- Posted February 8, 2016
Water Reservoirs Reflect Decreases
SAN JUAN – Caribbean Business urges Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority (Prasa) customers to make wise use of water. It has been observed that the levels in the agency’s reservoirs are falling.
- Posted February 4, 2016
California Farmers Brace for Water Shortage Despite El Niño
FRESNO, Calif. – Farmers in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley are bracing to receive no irrigation water from a federal system of reservoirs and canals for a third consecutive year and looking to El Niño to produce...
- Posted January 17, 2016
Powerful Replacement in Works for Climate-Modeling Computer
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – One of the most powerful computers in the world dedicated to climate change, weather and other earth science research will be replaced in 2017 by an even faster machine, officials announced Monday. The Yellowstone...
- Posted January 11, 2016
Damage from Sinking Land Costing California Billions
DOS PALOS, Calif. — A canal that delivers vital water supplies from Northern California to Southern California is sinking in places. So are stretches of a riverbed undergoing historic restoration. On farms, well casings pop up like...
- Posted December 27, 2015
New Drought Report Could Be Road Map for Nevada Water Policy
CARSON CITY, Nev. — A panel of water experts that spent almost a year analyzing Nevada’s persistent drought has issued recommendations that could shape Gov. Brian Sandoval’s policy agenda in the coming year. The eight-member Nevada Drought...
- Posted December 26, 2015