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In a part of California known as America’s food basket, four years of extreme drought have left many residents high and dry.
SEOUL: North Korea’s food supply faces a gloomy forecast this year due to a damaging drought which has sparked fears of worsening shortages in the impoverished communist country, experts said Wednesday.
California has realised that what it needs to overcome the water crisis is not additional generation capacity, but managing water demand.
Aid agencies call for urgent action as failed harvests, stunted crops and soaring prices trigger food shortages in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia.
ZAKA, ZiIMBABWE: Under the scorching Zimbabwean sun, cattle seek shade among stunted thorn bushes in the drought-prone district of Zaka, where crops wither due to increasing temperatures and changing weather patterns.
HARARE: Drought-hit Zimbabwe has invited local farmers and private game rangers to buy wild animals as it destocks national game reserves to save fauna from starvation, the wildlife authority said Wednesday.
Tikamgarh (India) (AFP) - As young boys plunge into a murky dam to escape the blistering afternoon sun, guards armed with guns stand vigil at one of the few remaining water bodies in a state hit hard by India's crippling drought.
BEIJING: A southwest China hydropower station has increased water discharges to up to 2,190 cubic metres per second on a trans-boundary river in order to provide emergency water supply to Vietnam and other countries in the drought-afflicted South-East Asian region, said Chen Lei, Minister of Water Resources.
NEW DELHI: About 330 million people are suffering from drought in India, the government has said, as the country reels from severe water shortages and desperately poor farmers suffer crop losses.