STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER The Drought of 2015?
One can only say our region is one good rain away from being just fine so many times before it starts to sound ridiculous. The region is dry and has been dry since the start of last fall. The drought ... Posted on 4/25/15 at 12:38 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT 'Do a rain dance'
I just got off the phone with an Oklahoma farmer who raises winter canola. (North Dakota, which raises the spring version of the crop, is the nation's leading canola producer.)
He says drought contin... Posted on 4/1/15 at 10:47 AM
SEATTLE - Authorities battling dozens of large wildfires along the parched U.S. West Coast are clamping down on Independence Day fireworks displays over fears that wayward sparks could trigger fresh blazes.
LOS ANGELES - California residents, in a boost for efforts to deal with a devastating four-year drought, cut water use by nearly 29 percent in May to score the biggest reduction since the state governor in early 2014 called for voluntary cutbacks, officials said on Wednesday.
PARIS - Fires linked to hot, dry weather are disrupting the early stages of this year's grain harvest in France, the European Union's top producer, destroying hundreds of hectares and triggering fire prevention measures in some areas.
The largest capacity reservoir in the United States has hit its lowest water level in history following years of severe drought that have dramatically reduced flows from the Colorado River, water managers said on Wednesday.
SEOUL - Despite a severe drought this year, North Korea's fledgling markets and private farm plots should provide a buffer against a famine of the sort that devastated the totalitarian nation in the 1990s.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A water agency serving family farms in California's San Joaquin Valley breadbasket has sued the state over recent rules that demand cutbacks by farmers and others despite old and generally protected legal rights to pump from local rivers.
PASO ROBLES, Calif. - By most measures, California's Central Coast wine industry is thriving.
Between 1990 and 2014, harvested wine grape acreage in the growing region around Paso Robles nearly quintupled to 37,408 acres, as vintners discovered that the area's rolling hills, rocky soil and mild climate were perfect for coaxing rich, sultry flavors from red wine grapes.
JUNEAU, Alaska/PHOENIX - Wildfires raging in three West Coast states have forced more than 1,000 people to be evacuated from their homes this week in blazes that mark an early start to what experts say may be a particularly destructive fire season.
SEOUL - North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition.
LOS ANGELES - California's water board, facing a devastating four-year drought, on Friday curtailed some longstanding water rights for agriculture and other uses in Northern and Central California for the first time in nearly 40 years, officials said.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - F or many years, Miriam Hlabangana, a farmer in Gwanda, about 150 kilometers south of Bulawayo, planted and harvested enough maize to not only feed her family but sell some excess to buyers from Bulawayo and beyond.
An out-of-control wildfire raging through a Northern California forest as the state battles a devastating drought has forced authorities to warn about 250 people to evacuate or prepare to leave their homes in a remote town, officials said on Friday.
NEW DELHI - India's industrial production output grew more than expected in April, reaching a two-month high, and retail inflation edged up in May, easing concern over an economy facing the worst drought since 2009.
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