| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:39 PM
A hunger emergency looms in the Sahel: Half a million children face starvation in the Sahel if help doesn’t arrive on time, according to humanitarian agencies. A recent UNICEF survey in the Sahel forecast a million cases of severe malnutrition...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Kansas Farmers claim nearly $1 billion in insurance to offset crop losses due to drought. The $987 million in claims breaks the old record of $447 million set in 2002.
Last year, the state struggled with a lack of rainfall and a record number of triple-...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Lake Okeechobee wading bird populations took a steep decline between 2011 and 2010 due to drought-strained water levels, according to the South Florida Water Management District.
The state counted 2,750 heron, egrets, ibis and other wading birds on the...
| Jan 12, 2012
State senators expressed concerns Tuesday that a lack of water could harm Texas' long-term growth, as they held a hearing about the impact of drought on power generation.
"People may still move here, but whether they will stay and prosper...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Texas rain: Commuters in some parts of Texas had to cope with torrential rains Monday morning. But, impressive though the downpour was, the rain isn't expected to make much headway against the Texas drought....
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:48 AM
We've all wished the rain to go away, but a group in Pittsylvania County says we need lots more.
A lack of rain last summer and a warm winter isn't producing enough water for farms in the region.
Rainfall totals for the beginning of this year fall...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:05 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - With much of the Southwest struggling with drought, many ranchers and dairy farmers are having difficulty finding enough hay for their livestock and making tough choices: pay up to twice as much as last year and ship it in from...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:31 PM
After 50 years of honoring the town’s most beautiful and lush landscaping, La Cañada Valley Beautiful has launched a new award to honor those yards that are green in more ways than one.
Each month the club will issue a Green Award to residents...