A drought scouring the farming heartlands of the United States is the worst for 25 years and could drive up food prices, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday. The United States is the world's biggest producer of corn and soybeans, and the warning came as some farmers warned they may more »
Provisional data indicates that it was the wettest June since 1860, a spokesman for MeteoGroup said. It was also the dullest since 1909 and the coldest since 1991. Average rainfall over England and Wales, including an estimated figure for June 30, was 157mm – 231% of the average for more »
Extreme rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby virtually wiped out long-standing drought across Florida, but continued dry weather across the rest of the contiguous U.S. led to the most widespread area of abnormal dryness in the 12-year history of the U.S. Drought Monitor report. Tropical Storm Debby more »
Tanker trucks loaded with water were delivered to a Texas lakefront town that came close to becoming the state's first community to run out of drinking water during a historic drought. Spicewood received its first delivery of water Monday. The 8,000-gallon water delivery arrived after it became clear the more »
There’s been a lot of press this year about the drought in Texas and Oklahoma but not much coverage about the drought in Mexico. Northern Mexico is experiencing the worst drought in 70 years. It has left thousands of cattle dead and destroyed more than two million acres of more »
Severe drought is causing problems with Europe’s second largest river, the Danube, making it a navigation nightmare for shipping companies from Germany to Bulgaria. The water mark was already “below low-navigation level” along a 200-kilometre (120-mile) stretch of the Danube between Bezdan on the Serbian-Hungarian border and Pancevo, near Belgrade.
Texas received devastating news Thursday when a state forecaster predicted 9 more years of drought. "It is possible that we could be looking at another of these multiyear droughts like we saw in the 1950s, and like the tree rings have shown that the state has experienced over the more »