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Australian water resources minister 'totally' accepts drought linked to climate change
The Australian Drought and Water Resources Minister David Littleproud has acknowledged he “totally” accepts that worsening droughts are linked to climate change, as he signaled more taxpayer support for regional communities was coming as Australia’s big dry “escalates”.
Drought exposes long-submerged 'Spanish Stonehenge' monument
A 7,000-year-old monument dubbed “Spanish Stonehenge” has been exposed for the first time in 50 years, after drought conditions in western Spain dropped water levels in a manmade lake and revealed the ancient standing stones.
Drought-hit Australian towns prepare for 'unimaginable' water crisis
The little town of Guyra in eastern Australia lies next to a freshwater lagoon just half a day's drive from Sydney, but its drinking water is due to run dry in 400 days' time.
Drought-hit Australian towns prepare for 'unimaginable' water crisis
The little town of Guyra in eastern Australia lies next to a freshwater lagoon just half a day's drive from Sydney, but its drinking water is due to run dry in 400 days' time.
Drought brings clouds for Australia wheat, silver lining for Black Sea suppliers
A third straight year of drought in Australia, blighted by forecasts of below-average rains during the crucial spring growing season, means the country’s wheat crop could shrivel by 10 percent from previous forecasts, traders and industry officials say.
Drought deepens as 'very dry winter' combines with record heat in Australia
Drought-hit regions of southern and eastern Australia got little if any relief during winter, with barely half the normal rainfall and the country still posting its warmest start to any year for daytime temperatures.
Worst drought in decades hits Chile capital and outskirts
Officials in Chile say the capital city and its outskirts are suffering from the worst drought in many years.
Drought reveals lost temple in Thailand submerged by dam
Thousands are flocking to see a Buddhist temple in central Thailand exposed after drought drove water levels to record lows in a dam reservoir where it had been submerged.
Ancient 3,400-year-old palace revealed after drought dries up Iraq reservoir
An ancient 3,400-year-old palace has been found in a reservoir after water levels dropped because of a drought.
India's PM calls for water conservation push as drought hits crops
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pushed for greater grassroots water conservation efforts amid concerns weak monsoon rains would push millions of drought-hit people to the edge and hammer agricultural production in Asia’s third-biggest economy.
Turkey facing tough battle against drought in region
As it recovers from the toll of recent heavy rains and floods, Turkey is battling against the effects of the global climate change, which is likely to impact the region deeply.
Namibia forced by drought to auction 1,000 wild animals
Drought-hit Namibia has authorized the sale of at least 1,000 wild animals — including elephants and giraffes — to limit loss of life and generate $1.1 million for conservation, the authorities confirmed Saturday.
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.

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