Latest Water shortages News

Fresh from a deadly cholera outbreak, Zambia declares drought a national emergency

Feb. 29, 2024 13:18 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema Thursday declared the country’s debilitating drought a national disaster and emergency, saying it has devastated food production and electricity generation as the nation battles to recover from a recent deadly cholera outbreak. ...

Climate change, cost and competition for water drive settlement over tribal rights to Colorado River

Feb. 28, 2024 20:39 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Native American tribe with one of the largest outstanding claims to water in the Colorado River basin is closing in on a settlement with more than a dozen parties, putting it on a path to piping water to tens of thousands of tribal members in Arizona who still live...

Firefighters needed so much water that a Minnesota town had to go without

Feb. 26, 2024 15:24 PM EST

HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters needed so much water to battle a huge grain elevator blaze that they had to ask the whole town to go without — even canceling school to conserve the water supply, officials said. The cause of the fire isn't yet known; a fire marshal began an...

Milan bans heavy vehicles, imposes antismog measures during bout of bad air pollution

Feb. 20, 2024 11:08 AM EST

MILAN, Italy (AP) — Italy’s northern Lombardy region imposed severe antismog measures across Milan and eight surrounding provinces Tuesday to combat a particularly bad period of air pollution. The measures bar heavy motor vehicles from operating during the day and impose limits...

POLL ALERT: UConn is a unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25; No. 21 Washington State ends its 302-week poll drought

Feb. 19, 2024 13:05 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: UConn is a unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25; No. 21 Washington State ends its 302-week poll drought.

South Korean doctors rally against government plans to increase the number of medical students

Feb. 15, 2024 11:55 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of South Korean doctors rallied in the capital, Seoul, and other cities on Thursday against a government plan to boost the number of medical students. Doctors’ groups say increasing the number of medical students by 2,000 starting in 2025 is too...

Game-time guacamole may get harder to make as climate reduces avocado shipments from Mexico

Feb. 11, 2024 20:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guacamole, a favored game-time snack in the United States, may be getting harder to make because a lack of rain and warmer temperatures have resulted in fewer avocados being shipped from Mexico. The western state of Michoacan, which supplies almost 90% of the...

A Greek island is without drinking water after pipeline damage that authorities blame on sabotage

Feb. 06, 2024 11:16 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Residents of the Greek island of Aegina have spent several days without drinkable water running in their homes after an alleged act of sabotage disabled an undersea pipeline from the mainland, authorities in Athens said Tuesday. Officials said an explosive...

How climate change contributes to wildfires like Chile's

Feb. 05, 2024 21:58 PM EST

At least 123 people have been killed by wildfires in central Chile, leading its president to declare two days of national mourning. The devastation comes soon after Colombia declared a disaster over wildfires. Scientists say climate change makes the heat waves and drought now hitting South America...

Service has been restored to east Arkansas town that went without water for more than 2 weeks

Feb. 05, 2024 18:53 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Water is again flowing in an Arkansas town that was without service for more than two weeks after below freezing temperatures hit the state, but officials say much work remains to be done to avoid another shortage to the aging local system. The Arkansas...