Droughts

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2007 file photo, a worker picks grapes for harvest in the vineyards of Castelcerino, above the village of Soave, Northern Italy. The Italian wine grape harvest is having its earliest start in a decade due to the effects of the summer 2017 heatwave and drought. (AP Photo/Martino Masotto, file)
August 04, 2017 - 10:24 am
COCCAGLIO, Italy (AP) — The Italian wine grape harvest is having its earliest start in a decade due to the effects of the summer's heatwave and drought. Producers of bubbly spumante in the Franciacorta area of Lombardy, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Milan in northern Italy, officially...
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August 04, 2017 - 9:34 am
COCCAGLIO, Italy (AP) — The Italian wine grape harvest is having its earliest start in a decade due to the effects of the summer's heatwave and drought. Producers of bubbly spumante in the Franciacorta area of Lombardy, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Milan in northern Italy, officially...
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This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows Rancho Alegre Outdoor School, a camp which suffered extensive damage from the Whittier fire near Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, July 7, 2017. In Southern California, thousands of people remained out of their homes as a pair of fires raged at different ends of Santa Barbara County. The fires broke out amid a blistering weekend heat wave that toppled temperature records. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
July 11, 2017 - 11:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Timber and brush parched from a years-long dry spell and thick grass that grew after drought-busting winter downpours are making for early and unpredictable wildfire behavior that California officials haven't seen for years, if at all. Dense layers of new grass are providing a "...
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In this photo of Friday June 9, 2017, Ader Ali Yusuf, center, a mother of 12 who was displaced from her village due to the ongoing drought in Ethiopia, sits among a group of women as an international delegation visits the Warder town of Ethiopia's drought stricken area near the border with Somalia. Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims in the East African country has reached 7.8 million. (AP Photo/Elias Meseret )
June 10, 2017 - 5:56 am
WARDER, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims in the East African country has reached 7.8 million. An international delegation visited one of the worst-affected areas Friday near the border with...
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June 10, 2017 - 5:33 am
WARDER, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims in the East African country has reached 7.8 million. An international delegation visited one of the worst-affected areas Friday near the border with...
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June 07, 2017 - 3:22 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Heavy rains and high winds have swept the area around the South African city of Cape Town, which has been suffering a severe drought. South African media said Wednesday that two people have been injured in the storm, and there are reports of some damaged homes and uprooted trees...
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May 23, 2017 - 2:55 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century. The city, a major international tourist destination, says it is experiencing the impact of climate change and predicts little rain...
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April 20, 2017 - 7:50 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday. A new survey found "very critical" levels of severe malnutrition in two of six districts assessed in some of the...
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April 20, 2017 - 7:43 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The international aid group Save the Children says life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia. The group's new survey found "very critical" levels of severe malnutrition in two of six districts assessed in some of the...
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April 18, 2017 - 11:15 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a story April 17 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ranches and large-scale farms being invaded by pastoralist herders in search of pasture were acquired in 1990s. In fact some of the land was acquired as far back as 1900. A corrected version...
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