RURAL REFLECTIONS Building Trees
People enjoy the way the word snirt sounds. Say the word out loud and people will often laugh and ask for a definition of the word. Snirt is snow and dirt blowing together and often collects in ditche... Posted on 3/21/15 at 8:10 AM
PRAIRIE FARE What Kind of Water Is Best?
A few years ago, I visited California in late summer. When people hear youre from North Dakota, they talk about cold weather and lots of snow. If you add that you live in Fargo, they talk about the ... Posted on 8/1/14 at 11:16 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Complicated and controversial
It's said that every story in journalism is important -- but that some stories are more complicated than others.
That's certainly the case with the repeated Souris River flooding that has hurt ranche... Posted on 7/11/14 at 11:59 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Where Does the Water Come From?
When it rains here in the Northern Plains, where does the moisture that makes the rain come from? Actually, there is enough moisture in the air for rain most of the time. Storm systems tend to make th... Posted on 6/19/14 at 10:45 PM
FARM BLEAT Don't say 'I told you so!'
While most of the blogs I write these days also appear in the Daily Globe newspaper, this isnt one of them youll be seeing in print.
I dont want my dad to read it. Actually, I dont want him to ... Posted on 3/12/13 at 12:37 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday issued new rules to protect streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, a step it said would help keep drinking water safe, but farmers and industry groups argued the regulation will be costly.
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighboring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Cities set to feel the brunt of California's mandated cutbacks in water use pushed back on Wednesday, calling a plan by regulators to demand reductions of as much as 35 percent in some communities unfair.
BEIJING - China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country's water supply.
Kathy Chen and Dominique Patton
April 16, 2015
LONDON - There will be enough water to produce food for 10 billion people in 2050, but over-consumption and the impact of climate change threaten food security and water supplies in many regions, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The administration of California Governor Jerry Brown hit back on Thursday against criticism that its drought conservation mandates apply to consumers but do not include the state's $45 billion agriculture business.
So strong was the belief that water was an inalienable right that several communities and cities promised never to install meters to measure water use - a jarring idea today in a state suffering from a prolonged drought and mandatory cuts to water consumption.
SAN FRANCISCO - California should require oil producers to cut their water usage as part of the administration’s efforts to conserve water in the drought-ravaged state, environmentalists said on Wednesday.
PHILLIPS, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown, acting in the face of a devastating multiyear drought, ordered the first statewide mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday, directing cities and communities to reduce usage by 25 percent.
LONDON - The planet faces a 40 percent shortfall in water supplies in 15 years due to urbanization, population growth and increasing demand for water for food production, energy and industry, the United Nations said on Friday.
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