Farmers' aid siphoned off by Opposition through its banks: Maha BJP

Maharashtra BJP on Saturday accused the opposition parties of siphoning off the financial aid meant for the drought and rain-affected farmers in the state.

Drought face-lift: California paints lawns green

The heat is stifling, the soil dry as a bone, and a new law in drought-stricken California restricts sprinklers.

El Nino near-certain to last through summer: US climate centre

The El Niño climate phenomenon is almost certain to last through the Northern Hemisphere summer, the U.S. weather forecaster said, raising the chance of heavy rain in the southern United States as well as South America, and scorching heat in Asia that could devastate crops of thirsty food staples like rice.

Monsoon to hit Kerela on May 30, two days ahead of schedule: IMD
Monsoon to hit Kerela on May 30, two days ahead of schedule: IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday that monsoon would hit Kerela on May 30, two days ahead of its schedule

Maharashtra Day: Governor seeks support of corporates for water management ​

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Friday sought the participation of corporates to help the government implement its ambitious integrated water conservation and management initiative, Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan.

'Distress, drought not only factors behind farmers' suicides'

Distress, drought and failure to repay loan are not the only factors behind farmers' suicides in the country and there are other reasons also which go "unnoticed", a senior Cabinet minister said on Friday.

Actor William Shatner proposes pipeline to solve California drought

William Shatner in full Captain Kirk mode is looking to marshal a crew for a project with an astronomical budget to deal with California`s drought problems, although some might call it a pipe dream.

America's Golden State of California to have water rationing

Faced by its worst drought in history, America's richest state of California has imposed mandatory water restrictions requiring residents, businesses, farms and even its expansive golf courses to reduce usage by 25 percent.

California unveils historic water restrictions over drought crisis

California has announced sweeping statewide water restrictions for the first time in history in order to combat the region's devastating drought, the worst since records began.

More than 7k villages in Rajasthan declared scarcity-hit

More than 7,000 villages in 28 out of total 33 districts in Rajasthan have been declared as scarcity-hit after the assessment reports of district collectors.

The Salton Sea - a time-bomb amid California drought

At first sight the Salton Sea looks putrid, with dead fish scattered among patches of fetid water in a vast salty lake in the middle of the Californian desert.

Rs 2,000 cr central relief package for Maharashtra's farmers

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday announced that the Centre has sanctioned a Rs 2,000 crore relief package for the state's farmers who have been hit by the double whammy of drought and unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms.

AAP asks Maharashtra legislators to shun petty politics

With the Maharashtra Legislature Budget session underway, the AAP's state unit on Tuesday expressed hope that legislators cutting across party lines will focus on important issues instead of indulging in petty politics.

Heavy toll as Australian farmers struggle through drought

 On the road to Walgett a sign welcomes visitors: "Farming is not a way of life, it keeps everyone alive." But with drought taking a heavy toll on the region, farming has become a battle for survival.

Afghanistan snow storms kill more than 80, but ease drought fear

More than 80 people have been killed in Afghanistan in avalanches following heavy snow, officials said on Wednesday, with the bad weather set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought.

Chandrababu Naidu to launch flagship programme to make AP 'drought-free'

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will launch his government's major programme 'Neeru-Chettu' (water-tree) on Thursday, which is aimed at making the state "drought-free".

Scientists warn of `mega-drought` risk in western US

If people do not take action to rein in climate change by curbing fossil fuel use, long-lasting mega-droughts are increasingly likely in the western US later this century, researchers said Thursday.

Telangana government not addressing drought conditions: BJP

 The Telangana government is not addressing drought conditions, state BJP president and MLA G Kishan Reddy said here on Wednesday.

Maha govt sanctions Rs 2,000 cr aid for drought-hit farmers

 The Maharashtra government has given a go ahead to disburse Rs 2,000 crore compensation to farmers affected by drought during the 2014 Kharif season.

Drought may have led to collapse of Mayan civilisation

 The ancient Mayan civilisation may have collapsed due to a century-long drought, a new research suggests.