| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Persistent drought in the West has prompted federal agencies to begin hauling water to wild horse herds in Nevada and restricting public lands grazing across the region.
In one part of Lincoln County, Nev., the Bureau of Land Management said it is...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:32 PM
The American west is experiencing a devastating drought but no state is more parched than New Mexico. The entire state is officially in drought and scientists, farmers and ranchers are trying to figure out how to cope with this new dry reality. But...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:43 PM
The price of extreme weather events continues to rise. Superstorm Sandy and the ongoing drought made 2012 the second costliest weather and climate disaster year since 1980, racking up more than $110 billion in damage.
According to the National...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Last summer's punishing drought in the Midwest caused Cargill's third-quarter earnings to sink 42% compared to the same period a year earlier, the Minneapolis-based company said Tuesday.
Cargill Inc., the largest closely held company in the U.S.,...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Do you have any suggestions for drought-tolerant, kid-friendly ground cover? We've read that dymondia works well to fill in space between pavers but haven't found any talk of how well this plant works as a grass substitute, spread across a yard.
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Food FYI: U.S. drought to push food prices higher...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:53 AM
As United States farms and Sahel villages suffer the ravages of drought, world experts are warning that countries around the globe are sorely in need of plans to cope with the problem. The dire effects, they say, are only expected to get worse. Climate...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 2:33 PM
The cost of corn and soybeans soared to all-time heights in July, pushing global food prices upwards and pushing budgets to the breaking point in the Middle East and Africa, the World Bank has warned....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Meat-eaters worldwide consumed less protein last year, due in part to disease outbreaks and drought that have shrunk livestock herds.
The average human ate 93.3 pounds of meat last year, down from 93.7 pounds in 2010 after a decades-long upswing,...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 1:05 PM
A feature film about two sisters fleeing an African civil war and a documentary centering on a Mexican cattle-ranching community took home the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday.
"All is Well," a Portuguese-language film directed by ...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Massive swaths of Midwest farmland are suffering through one of the most widespread droughts in history, causing corn prices to soar as the USDA scales back its predictions for a record crop.
Corn farmers are expected to yield an average of 146 bushels...