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Drought-hit Californians struggle to live ‘normal life’ without water

In a part of California known as America’s food basket, four years of extreme drought have left many residents high and dry.

Drought sparks fears of worsening food shortages in North Korea

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.

When it comes to drought, less is more in California

California has realised that what it needs to overcome the water crisis is not additional generation capacity, but managing water demand.

Hunger threatens millions as El Nino causes drought and floods

Aid agencies call for urgent action as failed harvests, stunted crops and soaring prices trigger food shortages in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia.

Drought-hit Zimbabwe farmers look to science to save crops

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.

Severe drought forces Zimbabwe to sell off wildlife

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.

Armed guards at India dams as drought leaves farmers dry

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.

Govt releases water from dam to ease South-East Asia 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.

PNG drought could be worst in decades

SYDNEY, Aug 24, 2015 (AFP) - Papua New Guinea’s government said Monday it had sent food and water to drought and frost-hit regions, as it warned a current dry spell could be the worst in decades.

India says 330 million people suffering from drought

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.