Somali militants let drought-hit civilians roam for food

/ Mar 17, 2017

Somali militants let drought-hit civilians roam for food

Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a U.N. official said on Thursday, but they are continuing to restrict the access of international aid groups. Somalia, struggling to recover from ...

What drought?: Dangerous deluge, blizzard converge on California

Jan 11, 2017

What drought?: Dangerous deluge, blizzard converge on California

The latest in an onslaught of winter storms comes with blizzard warnings for the Sierra Nevada and a new round of flooding for Northern California river towns where thousands of people remained under evacuation advisory Tuesday. Forecasters warned of up to 10 feet of ...

Iran's pistachio farms are dying of thirst

Sep 10, 2016

Iran's pistachio farms are dying of thirst

The pistachio trees at the village in southern Iran are long dead, bleached white by the sun — the underground water reserves sucked dry by decades of over-farming and waste. The last farmers left with their families 10 years ago, and the village has ...