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Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

Port-au-prince - The World Food Program sounded an alarm Friday over arid conditions in northwest Haiti that have worsened an already dire food shortage in this impoverished country.
In the Media by AFP

UN: World security at risk unless food production is increased

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) issued a stern warning to the world on Monday, saying food production must be increased a staggering 60 percent by mid-century to avoid mass starvation, social unrest and terrorism.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Middle East drought a threat to global food prices

The Middle East's driest winter in several decades could pose a threat to global food prices, with local crops depleted and farmers' livelihoods blighted, U.N. experts and climatologists say.
In the Media by Suleiman Al-Khalidi (Reuters)

Water witches used in California to find water

Some California farmers have turned to water witches, or dowsers, in desperation to locate underground water throughout the state.
In the Media by Megan Morreale - 2 comments

UN makes appeal for three-year plan for the Sahel

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), over 20 million people in the Sahel region are at risk of hunger and will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, around 8.7 million more than in 2013.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Drought and economy major points for Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown, in his State of the State speech on Wednesday was upbeat, yet he warned the legislature of the need for being cautious, saying "We are not out of the woods, and we are certainly not out of the drought."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Texans and others in high-drought areas resort to synthetic grass

Dallas - In today's "all-natural" approach to satisfy consumer interests, a synthetic product is becoming ultimately popular -- and it's because of Mother Nature's dramatic change.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus - 7 comments

Review: Watermark is cinematic eye candy of Burtynsky's photo art Special

Toronto - The latest documentary tracking the photographic project of Canada's Edward Burtynsky is visually mesmerizing, but it's also layered with an urgent message on how mankind has mishandled water and its ecological value.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

New Mexico in state of emergency due to extreme drought

With 93 percent of New Mexico enduring an exceptional drought, two towns in the state have declared a state of emergency and local farmers have been forced to pay high sums to find water.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat - 2 comments

NOAA to track 'sudden drought changes' with new monthly forecasts Special

Citing President Obama’s call from last week’s climate speech for federal agencies to help communities prepare for extreme weather events, NOAA said yesterday that it will begin releasing monthly drought outlooks, or MDOs.
Digital Journal Report by Jordan Howell
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Drought Plagues Globe

Many parts of the globe are facing another season of exceptional drought. Crops have failed in Argentina, parts of the...
Apr 5, 2013 by Barbara McPherson - 1 comment
 

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