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America is setting up for a Thanksgiving and Christmas cranberry shortage amid record drought
A Cranberry Shortage is Brewing With Thanksgiving Around the Corner
A Thanksgiving staple may be in jeopardy this November as American cranberry producers struggle with a seasonal drought that comes on the back of multiple seasons of flooding and other disasters. According to data from...
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United Nations Forum Sounds Famine Alert in Somalia, Country at ‘Tipping Point’
On Monday, Sept. 5, the United Nation’s (UN) top humanitarian forum warned that Somalia is at a “tipping point” as many people are at risk of famine. A few districts in the country are already...
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China Braces for Bad Harvests as Drought Scours 10 Million Acres of Farmland
Farmers across China are facing reduced harvests due to this year’s scorching heat waves and droughts that have destroyed or damaged 66 million mu (about 10 million acres) of farmland throughout the country. China is...
California is in a State of Emergency as drought has crushed hydropower amid a record heatwave
California Declares State of Emergency as Record Heat Wave, Drought, Spurs Electricity Shortage
California’s power grid has issued an emergency alert that it is running out of available electricity as North America heads into Labor Day and the state endures a massive heat wave on the back of...
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Drought, High Costs Bring US Berry Giants to Canada’s Maple Syrup Land
An area of Canada better known for maple syrup is being tested to mass produce berries normally grown in warmer regions, making it the unexpected beneficiary of drought, local demand and rising costs in American...
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Chinese drillers work 15-hour days building wells in drought-stricken Jiangxi province
Teams of drillers are working long hours to build wells to fight a devastating drought sweeping parts of China, farmers in Jiujiang city in the country's central Jiangxi province told Reuters on Saturday (August 27)....
Frost and drought has left US fruit farmers' crops in shambles
America’s Fruit Crops in Shambles Amid Uncanny Weather
The state of U.S. agriculture is far from one of a prosperous and bountiful condition. In recent weeks, we’ve learned that not only are both the cotton, tomato, and the corn crop in historically dangerous...
The CCP ordered state officials to "produce artificial rain" with geoengineering to combat record drought.
CCP Orders Officials to ‘Produce Artificial Rainfall’ to Combat Drought
The Chinese Communist Party has ordered local officials to conduct geoengineering operations to combat drought, according to an article published by the regime’s English-language propaganda outlet. In a short Aug. 18 report by Party mouthpiece...
Barely half of America's 2022 corn harvest is in good condition, USDA data shows.
Barely Half of America’s 2022 Corn Harvest in Healthy Condition
The impact of massive, unrelenting drought and unstable weather is showing its face all over the world, rearing its head in everything from shipping and transport, to energy production, to a brewing and grave global...
There is now a ketchup crisis rooted in California's unprecedented drought, killing tomato crops.
Now There’s a Ketchup Crisis? Drought Demolishes California Tomato Crop
Drought is ravaging mankind’s 2022 harvests, with everything from rice fields in global export leader India to potatoes in American production cornerstone Idaho being severely impacted. But now, some areas of California are experiencing escalating...
Drought has crushed the U.S. cotton industry.
This Year’s Droughts Are Crushing the US Cotton Industry
The massive and unprecedented droughts impacting not only the United States, but much of Europe, Asia, and China, are now severely impacting the U.S. cotton industry, driving prices up more than 20 percent in a...
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Toyota’s Chinese Factory Shutters Because of Drought-induced Electricity Shortage
The world’s top automaker shuttered one of its factories in mainland China at the Communist Party’s bequest because of a critical electricity shortage rooted in the same problem facing much of the world this summer:...