Droughts

UN: Weather disasters soar in numbers, cost, but deaths fall

GENEVA ((DailyNews)) — Weather disasters are striking the world four to five times more often and causing seven times more damage than in the 1970s, the United Nations weather agency …

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Booming Colo. town asks, ‘Where will water come from?’

GREELEY, Colo. ((DailyNews)) — “Go West, young man,″ Horace Greeley famously urged. The problem for the northern Colorado town that bears the 19th-century newspaper editor’s name: Too many people have …

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California wildfires destroy homes; winds hamper containment

PLACERVILLE, Calif. ((DailyNews)) — Dry and windy weather dogged firefighters’ efforts to contain destructive fires that are devouring the bone-dry forests of drought-stricken Northern California on Thursday. An estimated 11,000 …

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Warming rivers in US West killing fish, imperiling industry

SAN FRANCISCO ((DailyNews)) — Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who …

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‘Nobody’s winning’: Drought upends life in US West basin

TULE LAKE, Calif. ((DailyNews)) — Ben DuVal knelt in a barren field near the California-Oregon border and scooped up a handful of parched soil as dust devils whirled around him …

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Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border

PORTLAND, Ore. ((DailyNews)) — The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical …

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California expands drought emergency to large swath of state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. ((DailyNews)) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday expanded a drought emergency declaration to a large swath of the nation’s most populated state amid “acute water supply shortages” in …

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