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Irrigation supply to farms to be stopped

NICKEL laterite washed away by previous floods has destroyed at least 300 hectares of farmland, 200 ha of fishponds, three rivers and the shoreline in Sta. Cruz town, Zambales province. ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Some 5,000 hectares of rice farms in Bulacan and Pampanga provinces will not be supplied with irrigation water this week with the continued decline of the water level in Angat Dam.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Angat level drops; cloud seeding set

Water at the Angat Dam in Norzagaray town in Bulacan province has dropped closer to its minimum operating level of 180 meters above sea level (masl), prompting the government to resort to seeding clouds with salt to generate rain, an official said.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dry spell stalking Maguindanao, Albay farms

Farmers in Maguindanao province have been suffering from the brunt of a dry spell and complained that their farmlands were getting drier every day.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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Police in North Cotabato have launched a province-wide hunt for two men who shot and seriously wounded an engineer working for a government irrigation project in the province on Friday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mines bureau probes drying up of spring in Agusan

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rosario agusan

Officials here said about 16 illegal small-scale gold mining tunnels reportedly operated by a top local official of this gold-rich town could be to blame for the drying up of natural spring that caused a water crisis to thousands of households.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

5,000 hectares of corn farms dry up

At least 5,000 hectares of corn farms in Isabela have started to wilt due to the lack of rain and the extreme heat in the province in the past weeks, an agriculture official said.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NIA starts cloud seeding over Magat Dam

The government has started cloud seeding operations over the watershed serving Magat Dam, hoping to mitigate the impact of the El Niño phenomenon this year, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said this week.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cloud-seeding operations induce rains in Bohol amid El Niño

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala  FILE PHOTO

Cloud-seeding operations over farming communities affected by dry spells in Bohol Province have been initiated by the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) as part of the Department of Agriculture’s efforts to mitigate the developing El Niño in the Pacific.

Posted: September 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

US drought worst in 25 years, food prices to rise

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A drought scouring the farming heartlands of the United States is the worst for 25 years and could drive up food prices, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.

Posted: July 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Relief in sight as killer heat scorches US

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Arlington County residents pass the time in the Central Public Library after it was made an official cooling station in Arlington, Virginia in the middle of a blistering heat wave. AP/Cliff Owen

A scorching heat wave searing the United States was expected to ease soon, meteorologists said Saturday, heralding relief from record highs blamed for deaths and drought-like conditions.

Posted: July 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Unrelenting heat wave bakes half the US; 30 dead

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U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Monique Miller delivers mail in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Temperatures of more than 100 degrees were forecast in Philadelphia and excessive heat warnings were issued for several states as a heat wave continued across half the country. AP/Joseph Kaczmarek

Americans dipped into the water, went to the movies and rode the subway just to be in air conditioning Saturday for relief from unrelenting heat that has killed at least 30 people across half the country.

Posted: July 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Both Koreas suffering worst drought in a century

In this Friday, June 22, 2012 photo, rice plants grow from the cracked and dry earth in Rongchon-ri, North Korea, in the country's Hwangju County. Both Koreas are suffering from the worst dry spell since record keeping began more than a century ago, according to officials in Seoul and Pyongyang.  AP PHOTO/KIM KWANG HYON

North Korea has dispatched soldiers to water parched fields and South Korean officials are scrambling to protect endangered species as the worst dry spell in a century grips the Korean peninsula.

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea suffering severe drought—state media

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In this May 13, 2012, photo, a North Korean family rests on a grassy spot near the skyline of a newly developed area of Pyongyang. North Korea is suffering a prolonged and widespread drought, according to state media. If it persists to the end of the month, it will be the driest May in 50 years in western coastal areas, says the Korean Central News Agency. The drought raises fears it will worsen already dire food shortages in the impoverished communist country.  AP PHOTO/KIM KWANG HYON

North Korea is suffering a prolonged and widespread drought, state media says, raising fears it will worsen already dire food shortages in the impoverished communist country.

Posted: May 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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