03/08/14 03:46 AM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say authorities are investigating whether malnutrition is responsible for the deaths of nearly two dozen children in the country's drought-hit desert south. Kamran Zia, the chief spokesman for National Disaster Management Authority, said Saturday as many...
03/06/14 05:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has signed into law a reauthorization of the National Integrated Drought Information System. The law extends until 2018 a system that provides drought information to farmers, ranchers and others affected by the weather. It supports...
By Sean Lengell | 02/28/14 12:41 PM
While some of the country's most fertile farmland lies parched from a historic drought in California's Central Valley, partisan disputes over Obama administration ecological policies in the Golden State have held up congressional aid since last year. Two competing bills would tackle the...
By Mona Charen | 02/18/14 11:38 AM
There are many reasons President Obama's presidency has proven so ineffectual even by its own standards -- boosting economic growth, improving health care, preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, enhancing America's world reputation. One reason is that Obama is the most...
By Washington Examiner | 02/16/14 09:55 AM
There is much to be said about the Obama administration's linkage of California's extreme drought and global warming. For starters, President Obama and John Holdren, his chief science advisor, should spend a little time in the United States Global Change Research Program's library. There they...
02/14/14 09:00 PM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems. Amid one of the driest years in the state's recorded history,...
By Brian Hughes | 02/14/14 09:11 AM
President Obama on Friday will travel to California to announce new executive actions to combat the state's drought and will attribute the growing frequency of such conditions to climate change. Obama will announce the expediting of $100 million in assistance for livestock producers, $60...
By Sean Lengell | 02/05/14 07:32 PM
The House on Wednesday passed a controversial emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers in California's Central Valley, despite White House opposition.
By Scott Smith | 02/03/14 10:27 AM
Amid California's driest year on record, the nation's leading agricultural region is locked in drought and bracing for unemployment to soar, sending farm workers to food lines in a place famous for its abundance.
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/03/14 08:44 AM
House Republicans this week will begin behind-the-scenes efforts at tackling a path forward on immigration reform and raising the debt ceiling, while moving ahead on a series of land bills that include a measure aimed at alleviating the California drought.
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