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Severe water shortages strain wheat harvest in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Salah Chelab crushed a husk of wheat plucked from his sprawling farmland south of Baghdad and inspected its seeds in the palm of one hand. They were several grams lighter than he hoped....

Pakistan's mango production to fall by 50% due to heatwave, water shortage

Pakistan's mango production is expected to decline by around 50% this year, as the crop has been severely hit by unusually high temperatures and water shortages, the chief of a growers' and ex...

Californians could see mandatory water cuts amid drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened Monday to impose mandatory water restrictions if residents don't use less on their own as a drought drags on and the hotter summer mon...

Millions must cut water use in drought-stricken California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's gigantic water supplier took the unprecedented step Tuesday of requiring about 6 million people to cut their outdoor watering to one day a week as drought cont...

Millions must cut water use in drought-stricken California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's gigantic water supplier took the unprecedented step Tuesday of requiring about 6 million people to cut their outdoor watering to one day a week as drought cont...

California drought deepens as wet season is anything but

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is experiencing one of the driest starts to spring in decades, data showed Friday, and absent a heavy dose of April and May showers the state’s drought will deepen...

Even in water-rich Michigan, no guarantee of enough for all

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — Dale Buist knew running a commercial greenhouse would pose challenges. He just never expected a water shortage to be among them. Not in Michigan, with its vast aquatic riches. ...

Iraq’s second largest lake drying up, turning up dead fish

KARBALA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s Razzaza Lake was once a tourist attraction known for its beautiful scenery and an abundance of fish that locals depended on. Now, dead fish litter its shores and the once-f...

Why is India-administered Kashmir facing a power shortage?

After the political conflict, power is arguably the second-biggest topic for the residents of India-administered Kashmir, who have been complaining that New Delhi is eyeing up control of their hydropo...

Textile Chemical Market 2021 Share, Scope, Stake, Trends, Industry Size, Sales & Revenue, Growth, Opportunities and Demand with Competitive

Growing at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2016 to 2022, the global textile chemical market is expected to reach $27,560 million by 2022, from $21,770 million in 2015. The demand for textile chemicals is incre...

EPA outlines $7.4B for water infrastructure headed to states

WASHINGTON (AP) — States, Native American tribes and U.S. territories will receive $7.4 billion in 2022 to improve water quality and access, the first installment from the infrastructure bill that Pre...

Taiwan to see less rain, more droughts and violent typhoons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan may have to brace itself for less rain and more droughts in the future due to the impact of climate change, a weather modeling analysis suggests. Except for nort...

Taiwan’s Academia Sinica finishes 8th for its climate simulation program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A project by Academia Sinica simulating climate change finished eighth out of 37 nations around the world, ahead of China and South Korea, the Ministry of Science and Tech...

'Shocking truth' behind Taiwan's High-Heel Church revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American YouTuber on Saturday (Oct. 30) revealed the tragic origin of Chiayi's famous High-Heel Wedding Church. To coincide with Halloween, a YouTuber who goes b...

US formally removes Colorado River fish's endangered status

DENVER (AP) — The humpback chub, a rare fish found only in the Colorado River basin, has been brought back from the brink of extinction after decades of protection, though work must continue to ensure...