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The map of worldwide drought as of July 2013 shows that more than 161 million people are living under extreme drought.
A private corporation is exporting water from Chile during the fourth year of a drought.
It may seem contradictory that drought increases runoff pollution. It’s a complicated problem, but not one without solutions.
Texas rice farmers will not receive water to irrigate their rice crops for second year in a row. The drought in Texas has left reservoir levels too low to share, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority.
A map of worldwide drought as of February 2013 shows more than 178 million people living under extreme drought.
The NASA Image of the Day shows this massive dust storm moving across Colorado and Kansas.
A new study in Nature Climate Change predicts that less water will be available in the American southwest because of decreased rainfall in some places and increased evaporation.
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.
The above image from the Global Drought Monitor shows the extent of the drought worldwide as of August 2012. More than 152 million people are living in areas experiencing exceptional drought (the dark red areas), which is defined as “exceptional and widespread crop and pasture losses; exceptional fire risk; shortages of water in reservoirs, streams, and wells creating water emergencies.”
The current drought is the sixth most severe drought in the United States. The drought is affecting vegetation, including crops.
1016 counties in twenty-six states have been designated as disaster areas under the USDA’s new drought fast-track. The current drought is severely affecting agriculture throughout the United States.