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Gauging the effects of water scarcity on an irrigated planet

Growing global food demand, climate change, and climate policies favoring bioenergy production are expected to increase pressures on water resources around the world. Many analysts predict that water shortages will constrain ...

Defeating 'day zero' in Cape Town

Day Zero: dam levels drop below safe limits and the city's water supply is cut off. It sounds like an apocalyptic nightmare, but for residents of Cape Town in South Africa it's fast becoming a reality. For drought-prone countries ...

US intel chief issues warning about climate change

The top US intelligence official issued a warning on Tuesday about the dangers of climate change in testimony that was seemingly at odds with the skepticism of President Donald Trump and other members of his administration.

Italy's drought seen from space

Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.

Drought hits ageing farmers, poor performing farms hardest

Older farmers and those whose farms are high in debt with lower rates of return are more likely to intend to quit farming during times of water scarcity when the property market is more depressed, according to new research ...

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