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After drought and floods, Afghanistan confronts critical harvest
Afghanistan’s summer harvest will be one of the most critical in years, especially of wheat, its biggest cereal crop, as the country recovers from floods and the worst drought in decades, government and aid organization officials say.
California water agencies fight over multistate drought plan
A major Southern California water agency is trying to push the state through a final hurdle in joining a larger plan to preserve a key river in the US West that serves 40 million people.
Australia's drought leading to 'suffering' of children, UN warns
A prolonged drought in Australia is having a devastating impact on children and forcing them to ‘grow up’ prematurely, a UN report warned.
US says two states must finish Colorado River drought plan
Two states in the US West have work to do on a plan to combat the shrinking supply of Colorado River water that 40 million people depend on but that’s threatened by a prolonged drought, a federal official said.
Kabul faces water crisis as drought, population strain supply
Standing in his garden in Kabul, Baz Mohammad Kochi oversaw the drilling of a new well more than 100 meters deep after his first water reservoir dried up. He is not alone.
Conflict and drought ravage Iraq's prized date palms
Sweet Iraqi dates adorn tables in homes across the country, but the fruit tree and national symbol has come under threat from conflict and crippling drought.
German farmers struck by drought fear further damage from climate change
In Germany, record temperatures and no rainfall since early April have led to a drought and thousands of farms are facing bankruptcy because of crop failure.
'No grass': Europe's livestock sector stricken by drought
"Our cows have been living off hay cut in June, there isn't any grass," said Jean-Guillaume Hannequin, a farmer in eastern France, who like his counterparts across much of northern Europe is wondering how he will feed his animals this winter.
Drought reveals remains of German 'Atlantis' in lake
A sustained drought in Germany has revealed the ruins of a village abandoned when a large reservoir was created more than 100 years ago.
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as Afghanistan's worst drought in living memory ravages the war-torn country.
Despair as crippling drought hammers Australian farmers
A crippling drought is ravaging vast tracts of Australia's pastoral heartlands, decimating herds and putting desperate farmers under intense financial and emotional strain, with little relief in sight.
Iran using modern irrigation systems to counter drought
Around two million hectares of farmland across Iran are equipped with modern irrigation systems, said an official with Iran's Ministry of Agriculture.
Record drought grips Germany's breadbasket
Withered sunflowers, scorched wheat fields, stunted cornstalks — the farmlands of northern Germany have borne the brunt of this year's extreme heat and record-low rainfall, triggering an epochal drought.
Drought forces emergency measures for US West’s wild horses
Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them.
European heatwave brings drought, wildfires
Wildfires in the Arctic Circle, drought-stricken farmers and a spike in hospital treatment for sunburn: an unusually long heatwave this summer has northern Europe in its grip.

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