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Taiwan's president calls for water conservation, warns of shortages

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday urged people in Taiwan to conserve water and brace for shortages, as the country's reservoirs are at their lowest levels in decades due to scant rainfall in ...

Taiwan resorts to well drilling amid extreme water supply woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Businesses in Taiwan are allowed to apply for a permit to drill wells as the country undergoes a severe drought due to a shortage of rainfall and no typhoons over the past...

Taiwan turns to Matsu for drought relief

Irrigation authorities in Taiwan are turning to Matsu on Sunday (March 7) for help to resolve the nation's drought, teaming up with Dajia Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung City, to pray to the deity fo...

In oil-rich Iraq, a few women buck norms, take rig site jobs

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — It’s nearly dawn and Zainab Amjad has been up all night working on an oil rig in southern Iraq. She lowers a sensor into the black depths of a well until sonar waves detect the pres...

Chipmakers in drought-hit Taiwan order water trucks to prepare for 'the worst'

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan chipmakers are buying water by the truckload for some of their foundries as the island widens restrictions on water supply amid a drought that could exacerbate a chip supply ...

Southwestern Taiwan to face tougher water rationing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stricter water rationing will be introduced on the Chiayi–Tainan Plain, or Jianan Plain, in the south central region of western Taiwan amid sparse rainfall. The Z...

Rainfall brings no relief to drought in central, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though the Lunar New Year holiday started with rain, reservoirs in central and south Taiwan are still only 20 percent full, reports said Saturday (Feb. 13). The pr...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 10 The Tampa Bay Times on the potential of the Super Bowl to have been a coronavirus super...

ICYMI: Feel-good news stories this week

Italian food sector celebrates pasta 'explosion' in pandemic One opandemic silver lining for Italy is the boom in food exports during the coronavirus crisis. More olive oil, cheese and rice m...

Indian farmers beat water scarcity with innovation

Krishna Narode, 26, from Gangapur village in India's western Maharashtra state, is visibly excited as he surveys his four-acre farm where he cultivates an array of crops and fruits, including papa...

Trump administration announces $3.7 billion for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will award a $3.7 billion grant to help Puerto Rico rebuild water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and reservoirs ...

Taiwan addresses water shortages following unusually dry year

Experts suggest that water-saving and management, as well as environmental protection, should be the priority as Taiwan is in the process of adopting several measures to cope with water shortages foll...

US: More must be done to protect Colorado River from drought

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A set of guidelines for managing the Colorado River helped several states through a dry spell, but it's not enough to keep key reservoirs in the American West from plummeting a...

Indian shepherd combats water scarcity by building ponds

DASANADODDI, India (AP) — Kalmane Kamegowda, a 72-year-old shepherd who lives in a nondescript village in southern India, has become something of a celebrity, winning national recognition from no less...

Army Corps withdraws plan to charge for reservoir water

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers reversed course on an Obama-era proposal to charge for water drawn from reservoirs the Corps manages, North Dakota’s attorney general said Friday. ...