Water shortages
Grand Canyon National Park officials are warning that E. coli bacteria has been detected in the water supply close to Phantom Ranch, the only lodging at the bottom of the canyon.
Hawaii is increasingly under siege from disasters, and what is escalating most is wildfire. That’s according to an Associated Press analysis of Federal Emergency Management Agency records.
A dangerous mix of conditions appear to have combined to make the wildfires blazing a path of destruction in Hawaii particularly damaging, including flash drought, high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation.
Libyan authorities said at least 27 African migrants have died in the country’s western desert near the border with Tunisia.
The United Nations’ human rights chief has warned that Iraq’s water crisis could affect other countries in the region. U.N.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has visited Slovenia and promised EU help to the small member state which was ravaged by recent floods that killed at least six people and caused extensive damage.
The managers of the Panama Canal say they expect income from the waterway to drop, after authorities were forced to limit the number of ships passing through each to 32 due to a lack of rainfall.
Northeastern Spain’s Catalonia region has declared a drought emergency in 24 municipalities following a severe lack of rain in recent years.
Environmentalists have filed a lawsuit to prevent the construction of a new potash mine they say would devastate a lake ecosystem in the drought-stricken western Utah desert.
Officials in Indonesia say the country is sending emergency humanitarian assistance to the country’s eastern Papua province suffering from drought that killed at least six people and left thousands facing hunger in the past two months.
You-pick farms are struggling through heat, drought and haze. Specialty crops that require lots of water — like blueberries and strawberries — are refusing to grow.
Captain Shai Hope and Keacy Carty combined for a near-century partnership to guide West Indies to a series-leveling six-wicket victory over India in the second one-day international of a three-match series, after the tourists had a calamitous batting collapse either side of a lengthy rain delay.
Authorities in Bolivia have declared a drought alert for Lake Titicaca after water levels of the world’s highest navigable lake receded to a critically low threshold.
A Cameroonian man who survived the desert crossing between Tunisia and Libya says his wife and daughter died and are the migrants that appear in a graphic photo widely shared on social media.
The independent manager working to fix the long-troubled water system in Mississippi’s capital city will be assigned to also oversee repairs to the city’s deteriorating sewer system.
Washington state officials have declared a drought emergency in a dozen counties because of early snowmelt, a lack of spring rain and low-flowing streams.
The U.S. Interior Department has tapped an official with the federal government’s water management bureau to serve as a deputy assistant secretary for water and science.
The fires are responsible for at least two deaths in the province and, combined with a severe drought, will impact farmers and cattle producers.
Across the planet, animals and the diseases they carry are shifting locations as temperatures rise thanks to climate change.
The Italian government has approved more than 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in aid for the flood-stricken region of Emilia-Romagna in the north.
An international team of climate scientists says the ongoing drought in Eastern Africa has been made worse by human-induced climate change.
A new study finds that climate change is making droughts faster and more furious — and especially one fast-moving kind of drought that can take farmers by surprise.
The main Spanish farmers’ association says drought now affects 60% of the Spanish countryside and is causing “irreversible losses” to more than 3.5 million hectares of crops. the Coordinator of Farmers’ and Ranchers’ Organizations said in a report issued on Thursday that wheat and barley are expecte
A lack of drinking water and healthy sanitation infrastructure around the world is dire and getting worse, United Nations experts warned in a report issued Thursday.
It’s one of the world’s most vital resources. In Paraguay, a man displaced by a rising river hauls heavy buckets of it to his temporary home.
In Nigeria’s teeming city of Lagos, children in the Makoko area swim and play in filthy water surrounded by garbage.
Record snowfall and rain have helped to loosen drought’s grip on parts of the western U.S., even pushing it out altogether in California after consecutive dry years.
EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP) — The first one-day international between South Africa and West Indies was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Thursday because of rain.
Scientists can now see the big picture on water globally — which areas are repeatedly drying and which are getting hammered by extra-strong rainstorms, thanks to new analysis of satellite data.
In the east and Horn of Africa, a harrowing drought. In the south of the continent on the same eastern coast, a deluge.