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Drought worsens China’s long-term water crisis

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, a farmer walks by a river in Pingdingshan in central China's Henan province. After a season of record-breaking drought across China, groundwater levels have hit historic lows this year in northeast and central parts of China where hundreds of millions of people live. Reservoirs grew so dry in agricultural Henan province that the city of Pingdingshan closed car washes and bathhouses and extracted water from puddles. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin’s ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dry spell next climate-induced worry for farmers, irrigators


A prolonged dry spell next year may leave half of Nueva Ecija province’s total rice farms without irrigation, which may deal another blow to the country’s rice sufficiency drive, according to a report from the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Expect less rainfall in Visayas, Mindanao by October due to El Niño


Expect less rains especially in Visayas and Mindanao by October due to El Niño, according to the state weather bureau.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Isabela farmers paid P14 million for losses from drought


More than a thousand rice and corn farmers in two towns of Isabela received indemnity checks totaling almost P14 million to cover losses due to a drought that hit the province early this year, the Department of Agrarian Reform announced Saturday.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Luzon LGUs’ focus: El Niño, fiercer storms


Local governments in Central Luzon’s seven provinces have shifted to disaster preparedness in anticipation of a drought associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon and stronger typhoons in the next six months, a civil defense official said.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »