FOX 11 documentary explores state’s worsening drought, wildfire crisis

FOX 11 documentary explores state’s worsening drought, wildfire crisis

Hell/ No Water: Exploring California’s worsening drought, wildfire crisis The FOX 11 documentary Hell/ No Water looks at the vicious cycle of drought and wildfires… who’s fault is it and what we can do now. LOS ANGELES – The wildfire and drought crisis in California continues to worsen, with little to no end in sight. … Read more

Kelowna, B.C. bids adieu to fourth-hottest summer on the books – Okanagan

Kelowna, B.C. bids adieu to fourth-hottest summer on the books – Okanagan

It started slowly but this summer turned out to be one of the hottest the Okanagan’s ever seen. Global Okanagan meteorologist Peter Quinlan said that Kelowna, B.C., had its fourth-warmest summer with average temperatures trending 2.5 C warmer than normal. It was the ninth warmest in Penticton and the fifth warmest in Vernon. Last year … Read more

‘Red alert’ in China as drought dries up country’s biggest lake | Drought News

‘Red alert’ in China as drought dries up country’s biggest lake | Drought News

Water levels on Poyang Lake have plunged after three months of drought with forecasters warning situation could get worse. The central Chinese province of Jiangxi has declared a water supply “red alert” for the first time as a prolonged drought dried up much of the water in the country’s biggest lake. The provincial government said … Read more

NSW dam levels reach 100 per cent capacity in many regions

NSW dam levels reach 100 per cent capacity in many regions

A third consecutive La Nina settling in to the east coast of Australia will almost certainly bring more rain to dams already filled to the brim. More than half of regional NSW’s state-owned dams are at or above capacity, and authorities say they they have not been this full since the 1990s. 100 per cent not what it seems Reaching … Read more

Map Shows NJ Drought Conditions – NBC New York

Map Shows NJ Drought Conditions – NBC New York

Drought conditions in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut saw minor improvement this week, according to the latest report out Thursday, though challenges persist in spots, especially for the Garden State. While parts of northern New Jersey saw improvement, moderate drought conditions expanded deeper into Ocean County. New Jersey is now at 70.15% moderate drought … Read more

Stricter curbs may be imposed on water use in England as supplies run low

Stricter curbs may be imposed on water use in England as supplies run low

L eaked documents reveal water companies are considering further water bans such filling public swimming pools as supplies run low, it has been reported. A ban on non-essential water use, such as maintaining ponds, washing cars and cleaning shops, could be imposed as soon as this month, according to documents from the National Drought Group, … Read more

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Likely as Storms Loom Late – NBC New York

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Likely as Storms Loom Late – NBC New York

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit the tri-state area later Monday, potentially bringing torrential rain and intense winds to parts of the region after a cloudy and wretchedly humid day with temps in the high 70s. Isolated storms could pop up in spots by the afternoon, though the better chance of rough weather is … Read more

Remembering the Queen’s NT visits and how she brought hope to drought-stricken Central Australia

Remembering the Queen’s NT visits and how she brought hope to drought-stricken Central Australia

As the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, stepped onto the tarmac at Alice Springs airport in 1963, she looked around at what she had been told was Australia’s “dead heart”.  But, as she said in a speech that brought hope to hundreds who had suffered the ravages of a decade-long drought, that is not what she saw. She … Read more