Latest Water shortages News

Farmers in India are weary of politicians' lackluster response to their climate-driven water crisis

May. 23, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

BEED, India (AP) — On a stifling hot day this May, farm worker Shobha Londhe is reminded of the desperate conditions that led her husband to take his own life. It's the hottest and driest summer in years, she said, and for farm workers that often means little to no income, rising debts and...

Mexico's drought, heatwave and water shortage are so bad even police are blocking traffic in protest

May. 22, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s drought, heatwave and water shortages have gotten so bad that even police blocked traffic in protest Wednesday. In recent months, residents of some Mexico City neighborhoods have regularly taken to forming human chains to block boulevards to demand...

Halfway Home: Count on surprises, familiar faces in second half of NASCAR's regular season

May. 13, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The first half of NASCAR's regular season wrapped with a satisfying, drought-busting win by past champion Brad Keselowski at Darlington Raceway. Keselowski, in his third full season as a driver-owner at Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing, locked himself into...

Brad Keselowski wins at Darlington Raceway, ending his 3-year NASCAR win drought

May. 12, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — There were so many special parts of Brad Keselowski's first NASCAR victory in three years, it was difficult for him to say what meant the most. It was the 36th of his career and his second at Darlington Raceway, which he reveres as an ultimate test of...

Rory McIlroy pulls within shot of Xander Schauffele in Wells Fargo Championship

May. 11, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Xander Schauffele has gone 38 tournaments without a win on the PGA Tour. Rory McIlroy is doing his best to make sure Schauffele's painful drought continues. McIlroy shot a bogey-free 4-under 67 on Saturday on fast greens to pull within a stroke...

US dedicates $60 million to saving water along the Rio Grande as flows shrink and demands grow

May. 10, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government is dedicating $60 million over the next few years to projects along the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico and West Texas to make the river more resilient in the face of climate change and growing demands. The funding announced Friday by...

UN seeks $430 million for drought-hit Zimbabwe, saying millions of people need food and water

May. 09, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — About half of Zimbabwe’s population urgently needs food and water after the country’s worst drought in four decades, the U.N. humanitarian agency said Thursday as it launched an appeal for $430 million to help those most in need. About 7.6 million of the...

Landowners oppose Wichita Falls proposal to dam river for a reservoir to support water needs

May. 09, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

HENRIETTA, Texas (AP) — One rancher said the proposed reservoir would cut through her property and flood areas of her ranch she needs to graze cattle. Another said it would flood ancestral lands that have been in his family since the 1880s. Another said his kid’s childhood home,...

Rainfall allows Spain's Catalonia to ease water restrictions for 1st time during drought

May. 07, 2024 09:23 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Catalonia region will ease restrictions on water use for a wide area including Barcelona after recent rainfall palliated a prolonged drought, regional authorities said Tuesday. Catalonia declared a drought emergency in February when its reservoirs...

Making cut flowers last well beyond Mother's Day

May. 07, 2024 08:55 AM EDT

There’s nothing quite like receiving a fresh bouquet of cut flowers. They can cheer up a room, bring a bit of nature indoors and, if you’re lucky, release a heavenly fragrance. But nothing kills that vibe quicker than stinky, slimy, wilted flowers poking out of a vase full of...