RAMPUR, India, Nov 27- Pleas by local Indian officials for farmers to switch from rice to oilseeds and pulses and protect dangerously low water levels are falling on deaf ears, and may be further undermined by government policies encouraging cultivation of thirsty crops. "It is unlikely that India will have another drought next year; three years in a row has never...» Read More
Faced with California’s worsening drought and shrinking local water supplies, Santa Barbara is looking to the sea for salvation.
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Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order slashing water use by 25 percent to deal with a drought that just won't quit. NBC News reports.
The world is facing a serious water crisis. Former NFL star Jack Brewer highlights a couple of companies investing in solutions.
In drought-stricken California, farmers make more selling water than rice. NBC News reports.
Modern meat production has proven to be efficient and profitable, but comes with its own set of problems.
Ebola is wrecking years of health and education work in Sierra Leone and Liberia, forcing many charity groups to suspend operations or re-direct them.
Recent storms have not brought anywhere near enough water for California to recover from drought, according to NASA.
A rebate for property owners to switch lawns in drought-ridden California is gaining traction. But it's a mixed bag for landscapers.
Businesses say their growth plans could be seriously threatened by a lack of water availability. And the the threat could become real within a year.
A bond measure to fund water projects in California easily passed Tuesday. But what might not be so easy is getting relief from the state's drought.
The severe drought in California hasn't slowed down tourism but visitors to many state parks will find fewer niceties than they're used to.
More groundwater is being used in California. But for hundreds of thousands of people, it may be contaminated.
The drought in California is taking a heavy toll on honeybees and beekeepers, while reducing honey supplies and threatening crops.
"Beer has to have water," says the manager of one brewery, who noted that a typical can of beer is 92 percent water.
Hopes that winter rains would help ease California's drought appear to be going by the wayside, according to forecasts. The outlook looks grim.
Researchers are trying to find out if denser forests in California are soaking up more water and adding to the state's horrible drought.
As the Golden State enters a fourth year of drought, a wet winter is "crucial" to the country's biggest agricultural producer.
Another UN climate change summit has experts wondering if anything will get done and if the right measures to stop greenhouse emissions are in place.
California has finally adapted new regulations when it comes to groundwater usage. But some experts say they will have no effect on the drought.