‘Triple-dip’ La Niña could escalate drought problems for Northern California

‘Triple-dip’ La Niña could escalate drought problems for Northern California – CBS San Francisco Watch CBS News Darren Peck reports on how a forecast ‘triple-dip’ La Niña could reduce precipitation in Northern California, intensifying drought (9-22-2022) Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn … Read more

Food Supply Stays Tight as Disappointing US Harvest Adds to Global Challenges

A lackluster US harvest this year is setting back efforts to relieve a global food supply that has been constrained by Russia’s war in Ukraine, agriculture-industry executives said. Senior executives from companies such as Bayer AG BAYRY 0.99% Corteva Inc., CTVA 0.11% Archer Daniels Midland co. ADM 3.02% and Bunge Ltd. BG 2.01% said worldwide … Read more

Stricter curbs may be imposed on water use in England as supplies run low

L leaked documents reveal water companies are considering further water bans such filling public swimming pools as supplies run low, it has been reported. A ban on non-essential water use, such as maintaining ponds, washing cars and cleaning shops, could be imposed as soon as this month, according to documents from the National Drought Group, … Read more

‘Severe’ drought expands into South Jersey

Drought conditions in New Jersey have expanded to include more of South Jersey, according to the latest updates from the US Drought Monitor. The latest data, released Sept. 1, reveals that much of South Jersey is either “Moderately Dry,” or is experiencing “Moderate Drought” or “Severe Drought.” MORE: Philly, suburbs urged to conserve water during … Read more

Run your taps for two minutes to flush out lead, households told

Residents in a London block of flats are being forced to run their taps for two minutes before drinking or cooking, despite the drought, because of a risk of lead poisoning. The flats are among millions of homes built before the 1970s in the UK that still get their water through lead pipes despite the … Read more

Agave proving to be an ideal crop in California

Agave proving to be an ideal crop in California – CBS News Watch CBS News Ongoing drought conditions in California are forcing farmers to look at alternative crops that require much less water. Agave, traditionally grown in Mexico, is now proving to be an ideal and lucrative crop for many farmers in the region. Elizabeth … Read more

How Do Fire Ant Mounds Build Up in Texas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The recent rain has been a welcome sight following a drought-stricken summer. However, with the rain comes trouble of its own. Of course, flooding was the major headline two weeks ago, but now we’re dealing with some unwanted pests due to the recent downpours. NBC 5’s Alanna Quillen did a recent story highlighting the outbreak … Read more

Texas’ drought is costing the state’s cotton farmers trillions of dollars

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. LUBBOCK — Cotton production has been decimated by drought and extreme heat this year, costing Texas High Plains farmers and other agricultural industries at least $2 billion, according to one estimate. “There’s just not much … Read more