All posts tagged "drought"

  • A walker takes advantage of the clearing skies to stroll past rain puddles at Lake Balboa Park in Lake Balboa, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. The tail-end of a series of several El Nino-driven storms brought scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to Southern California Thursday along with pounding surf and serious winds. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
    Official: El Nino could signal easing of California drought

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In the strongest indication yet that the California drought could be easing, officials said strict water conservation orders could be dramatically scaled back or even ended if El Nino storms keep pummeling the...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • In this June 24, 2015, file photo, a worker washes a car at Bob's Car Wash in Roseville, Calif. To reduce water use, owner Nancy van Overbeek says the facility had upgraded its recycling and reclamation system and was not watering its lawn. State officials plan to tell Californians what penalties they are taking against communities that fail to meet a mandated 25 percent reduction in water use when they announce usage figures Friday, Oct. 30, in the state’s battle against a widespread drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
    California fines water suppliers for first time for failure to cut back

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State officials for the first time are fining California water suppliers for failing to meet a mandated 25 percent reduction in water use in the battle against a widespread drought. The $61,000 fines...

    • Posted October 30, 2015
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  • In this May 1, 2014 photo, irrigation water runs along the dried-up ditch between the rice farms to provide water for the rice fields in Richvale, Calif.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
    Report: Groundwater pumping in California has land sinking

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Vast areas of California’s Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, state officials said Wednesday, citing new research by NASA...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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    N. Korea’s severe drought eases with seasonal rains

    SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) — The Unification Ministry said Friday that a severe drought that hit North Korea appears to have considerably eased since June as rainfall has almost reached last year’s level in many areas. North...

    • Posted July 10, 2015
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    N. Korea asks UN for medical aid during biochemical experiment controversy

      North Korea announced less than a month ago that it is currently experiencing its worst drought in over a century in what was interpreted as a signal for help from other countries. Now they are asking...

    • Posted July 6, 2015
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  • Farmers work in a rice field, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in South Hwanghae, North Korea. North Korea may be facing a poor harvest and possible food shortages due to unusually light rainfall in some parts of the country so far this year. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    S. Korea keeping close tabs on drought in N. Korea

    SEOUL, July 2 (Yonhap) — South Korea said Thursday it is closely monitoring reports of a severe drought in North Korea, reaffirming its willingness to help the impoverished communist neighbor in case of a formal request. Unification...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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  • South Korean trucks transport humanitarian aid to North Koreans in this photo. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea willing to support N. Korea during record drought

    By Brian Han North Korea recently expressed through its Korean Central News Agency that it is in the midst of its worst drought in over 100 years and South Korea is willing to offer help under one simple...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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