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California drought to worsen, Nasa predicts

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Paul Martin

BBC.com 27 August 2014 California has been hit by its worst drought in a century, leaving hundreds of households and landowners without water. Authorities are drilling deeper and more often in search of ground water, but with little success. Now experts say the problem is set to worsen, with Nasa scientists predicting the dry... »

California’s Drought Has Reached a Grave New Milestone

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
By Paul Martin

Joshua Krause The Daily Sheeple August 25th, 2014 The residents of the San Joaquin Valley are facing an ominous crises due to California’s drought. Unlike most communities in the drought stricken state, the unincorporated town of East Porterville isn’t just running low on water. For some residents, they’ve completely run out. At least 182... »

Drought Sucks 63 Trillion Gallons From Western US

Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

SurvivalBackpack.com August 22, 2014 About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday. Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, arrived at the conclusion... »

Brazil’s Biggest City Faces Rationing Amid Drought

Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON ABCNews.com Aug 13, 2014 Brazil’s biggest city is running out of water and options. The worst drought to hit the Sao Paulo region in 84 years is forcing local authorities for the second time in a year to put water pumps below the gates of the main reservoir, where the... »

Worst drought in half a century hits China’s bread-basket

Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Laura He MarketWatch.com Aug. 13, 2014 HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — China’s worst drought in half a century is sweeping across crucial agricultural regions, devastating harvests in its wake and threatening food security. Part of the area hit by unusually dry weather — the northeastern Manchurian Plain — is known as China’s bread-basket, supplying... »

Central America braces for drought-linked food crisis

Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Anastasia Moloney TheStar.com Friday August 15, 2014 BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Low rainfall linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon has led to drought in parts of Central America, causing widespread damage to crops, shortages and rising prices of food, and worsening hunger among the region’s poor. An unusually hot season and... »

Top 10 US cities running out of water

Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: Ethan A. Huff NaturalNews.com Thursday, August 14, 2014 The U.S. Drought Monitor has released new data on U.S. cities that are running out of water — and believe it or not, the top 10 spots are all located in California. Some of the worst drought conditions on record have left much of the... »

Mass migration away from California may begin due to extreme drought

Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes NaturalNews.com Thursday, August 14, 2014 Desperate times call for desperate measures, as the saying goes, and for sure, California is undergoing some pretty desperate times as a historic drought both spreads and worsens across the state, causing some to consider moving perhaps millions of Californians out of the hardest hit... »

Farmers brace for the worst as America’s largest reservoir reaches record low water levels with only enough supply to last another year

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

California drought having ramifications beyond the state Drought has depleted vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed in the 1930s Experts say the water levels will be enough to supply water to places like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles for only one more year Meat and... »

Las Vegas Will Go Dry If Water Levels Drop 7% Further – Lake Mead Hits Record Lows

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/12/2014 Six weeks ago we highlighted how “screwed” Las Vegas is as the ongoing 14-year drought weighs on water levels. Today, AP reports, Lake Mead – the main source of fresh water for Las Vegas and its 40 million visitors – just hit record low levels at 1080 feet. Most... »

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