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  1. Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | The Daily Republic

    Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say. The river's volume has dropped more than 19 percent during a drought gripping the region since 2000, and a shortage of rain and snow can account for only about two-thirds of that decline, according to hydrology researchers Brad Udall of Colorado State University and Jonathan Overpeck of the University of Arizona.

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  2. Rural California levees besieged by pounding wet winterRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | Powhatan Today

    ... California has received more than twice the normal amount of rain and snow this winter, breaking five years of drought. Full rivers and water surging from dam spillways are pouring water into the Central Valley, a 450-mile-long depression running ...

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  3. A lesson for Matthew Renshaw from the old days, courtesy of Dean JonesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... Robert Border, "I'm going to have to go off, I just can't go on, I'm too crook." Once in a hundred year upsets, drought breakers and the return of rugby league, these are the plays of the week. 68 from Matt Renshaw and an unbeaten last wicket ...

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  4. Are we living in a warm peak between ice ages?Read the original story

    1 hr ago | PressReleasePoint

    ... its normal rain total for an entire year. Reservoirs in the high country were spilling over. So ended a five-year drought in the state that some people attributed to human-caused climate change. Those pictures of dried-up California lakes bothered ...

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  5. Cape Town fines 36 'rotten apples' for defying water restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Iol.co.za

    ... and irrigating without permission and doing so outside designated times for garden watering. "During this time of drought, we have appealed to all residents, businesses and government departments to work with the City of Cape Town to conserve water. ...

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  6. TN Govt revives water resource managementRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | News Today

    Chennai: Tamilnadu government decided to revive a traditional participatory water resource management involving the public as it faced an unprecedented drought and a looming water crisis. This was part of the State Government's long-term plans toward effective management and conservation of water resources, an official release said.

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  7. The world is ignoring an 'unprecedented' starvation crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... governance and international indifference. Only in one country, Somalia, which is recovering from years of war, is drought the main cause of the current food shortages. "The situation is dire," warned U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres earlier ...

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  8. Tuks uses Lego to explain #Budget2017Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    ... platforms, scarce vegetation and plastic Lego bones to highlight that food inflation continues to be high due to the drought. A Lego tourist figurine holding a camera also stood in front of what looked like Table Mountain and Cape Town built from a ...

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  9. Kevin Geddes has never hankered for the quiet lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... Meat & Wool section and was elected to the Meat & Wool national executive. He vividly recalls the one-in-100-year drought that hit South Island east coast districts in 1986 and running through to 1989. "We had hyper-inflation at that stage - 22-23 ...

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  10. O, Sweet Saint Of San AndreasRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Small dead animals

    ... on old ones, were rejected because a doomsday cult had convinced politicians that water was "over," that the drought that began in 2012 was not a passing thing but an "era," something that would last decades if not a century. And why build new dams ...

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  11. Massmart shares on the rise after boomRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    ... spending in the country. He said the local market had been affected by economic pressures such as inflation, drought and higher debt-servicing costs. He said the severe drought in southern Africa, and weak and volatile African currencies, impacted ...

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  12. Study: Global warming shrinking Colorado River 37 mins agoRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KTNV-TV Las Vegas

    Two scientists say global warming is shrinking the most important waterway in the American Southwest and could reduce its flow by more than a third by the end of the century. Researchers from Colorado State University and the University of Arizona say the Colorado River's volume dropped more than 19 percent during a drought gripping the region since 2000, and a shortage of rain and snow can account for only about two-thirds of that loss.

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  13. Aronia, aka chokeberries, is native super-fruitRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Advance

    ... will lead to their downfall. Aronia performs best in well-drained soil. That said, it's not especially tolerant of drought. That can be a problem in the coastal plain, so be prepared to water them if rain is absent for a prolonged period. Our ...

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  14. The specter of famine: An impending crisis, made worse by warRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

    ... of United States involvement in the wars in the countries concerned. Somalia, in addition to two running years of drought, has been a scene of U.S. military involvement since late 1992. Its population of 10 million has been stirred like oatmeal by ...

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  15. Global warming is shrinking U.S. Southwest's vital Colorado RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say. The river's volume has dropped more than 19 percent during a drought gripping the region since 2000, and a shortage of rain and snow can account for only about two-thirds of that decline, according to hydrology researchers Brad Udall of Colorado State University and Jonathan Overpeck of the University of Arizona.

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  16. Did the drought contribute to severe flooding in San Jose? Officials search for answersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    For five long, drought-plagued winters, Mother Nature refused to refill Coyote Creek. Foliage filled its dry bed, and without regular rains, the vegetation remained in the creek rather than being flushed out to sea.

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  17. Siem Reap hotel is aiming for solar sustainabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

    ... This system was subjected to a trial by fire in its first year, as the hotel had to weather the Kingdom's worst drought since 1979 after opening in January of last year. Scaling out the solar model for now may be limited to properties outside of ...

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  18. San Jose flood: Residents want answers from water district and cityRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    ... in the police and fire." Why the water level flooded at a much lower rate than anticipated could be related to the drought coming to an end with a year that's on track to be the wettest on record. "You'll see vegetation growing out where the water ...

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  19. Project launched to improve water supply for 3,400 households in BahamasRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Caribbean News Now!

    ... of freshwater; contamination of groundwater due to saltwater intrusion; and water shortages due to increased drought frequency and severity. Technical assistance will be provided for the development of a climate risk and vulnerability assessment and ...

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  20. MoreRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Art Daily

    ... journalism website, estimates that a micro-irrigation project could provide water to thousands of farmers in the drought-prone state for the cost of building the statue. For the same sum, dozens of decaying Shivaji-era forts could be restored ...

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