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In 1913, a large storm hit the midwestern U.S. The resulting tornadoes, rains, and floods produced one of the largest natural disasters in the nation’s history and changed the way the country approaches disaster preparation.
India’s Golden Desert receives nine inches of water each year. The underground water is 300 feet down and most of it is saline. It is a barren desert, yet ancient structures used for harvesting rain and storing it dot the landscape.
The map of worldwide drought as of July 2013 shows that more than 161 million people are living under extreme drought.
The recent drought in Ontario, Canada has stressed water supplies. Governments have placed water use restrictions on citizens, but not corporations like Nestle Waters Canada.
A newly developed hybrid grass reduces flooding from agricultural runoff while providing nutritious forage for livestock.
On Sunday, people in the Indian state of Gujarat joined together in a pledge to conserve water.
The 2013 hurricane season predictions are out.
A map of worldwide drought as of February 2013 shows more than 178 million people living under extreme drought.
The city of Tabuk flooded during three days of heavy rains. The town in northwest Saudi Arabia usually gets only one-quarter inch of rain in January.
The NASA Image of the Day shows this massive dust storm moving across Colorado and Kansas.
Massive deforestation is contributing to an extreme drought in Somalia. Areas that used to be savannah are now dusty and littered with tree stumps. If deforestation continues at the current rate, large parts of the country will be desert within twenty years.