If Detroit had been savaged by a hurricane and submerged by a ravenous flood, we’d know a lot more about it.
China’s worst drought in a half-century is deepening, with the parched weather that has left millions in the Yangtze River region without enough drinking water pushing inflation higher and adding to widespread power shortages.
HOW THEY START… Wildfires result from a confluence of fuel, dryness and some kind of trigger.
The U.S. government is delaying “tens of millions” of dollars in crucial humanitarian aid over concerns that the money is being diverted to a notorious militant group, a senior U.N
Georgia creeks and rivers, swollen by days of rain, burst their banks Monday, and at least four people were killed in the flooding, officials said. At least four others were thought to be missing, said Wes Tallon, spokesman for fire and emergency management services in Douglas County, west of Atlanta.
Somalis forced to flee war and drought are living in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions at home and in neighboring countries, including in Kenya and Ethiopia, an aid agency said Thursday.
The Chinese government brought out the big guns over the weekend to help fight its worst drought in 50 years. Soldiers loaded rockets with cloud-seeding chemicals over the weekend and fired them into the sky over drought-stricken areas. The clouds opened and it rained briefly in some of the hardest hit provinces in northern and central China, but not enough end to the drought