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LOS ANGELES — There is no pond adjacent to the 18th green at Wilshire Country Club in which to jump. So Moriya Jutanugarn's family and friends improvised Sunday afternoon. Shortly after she rolled in a 3-foot par putt to secure her first LPGA Tour victory in the circuit's return to Los Angeles, her closest ...
That drought ended on Monday vs. the Braves. In the bottom of the fifth inning against Mike Foltynewicz, Scott Schebler connected on an 0-2 pitch for a two-run home run to center field, tying the game at 2. For Schebler, it was his second homer of the season and his first time clearing the fences since his return from the ...

Keith Earls has admitted that he does not know what it would take to end Munster's nightmare run of semi-final defeats in Europe. “I think we do have a good squad, a great squad,” he said. “I don't know what we're lacking.” Sunday's 27-22 defeat by Racing 92 in Bordeaux was the province's sixth semi-final ...
Professor Robert Aiken, Research Crop Scientist from Northwest Research–Extension Center provides his expert thoughts on the fascinating global research taking place on drought, including the vital role of satellite imagery. As a field agronomist from Northwest Kansas, I'm attending the 15th Ogallala ...
The Texas High Plains is under extreme drought and, if current conditions continue, producers need to make important decisions for summer crops, said Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Amarillo. “The current U.S. Drought Monitor is reporting we are in a Stage 4 ...
Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday. The drought is rooted in a dry spell that began in October and is considered “extreme” from ...

If efforts are successful in limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as stipulated in the Paris Climate Protection Agreement, the drought regions in Europe can be limited to 19 percent of the total area. With the exception of Scandinavia, the duration of the largest droughts in Europe will also last three to four ...
In Genesis, Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream of withered and dried up grain devouring ripe heads as a reliable drought forecast. Then with unusual foresight, Pharaoh decided to prepare in advance for the expected shortage of water. With Joseph in charge of planning, Pharaoh's people were ready for ...
Austin on Saturday dodged severe storms that had been forecast for the region, with only light drizzle falling in parts of the metro area in the morning, which did little to alleviate dry conditions in the region. The National Weather Service on Saturday morning had warned of a potential for severe storms with ...
Austin on Saturday dodged severe storms that had been forecast for the region, with only light drizzle falling in parts of the metro area in the morning, which did little to alleviate dry conditions in the region. The National Weather Service on Saturday morning had warned of a potential for severe storms with ...
Earlier this week there were several large wildfires burning across parts of the southwest U.S. -- including large wildfires near Amarillo, Texas; Woodward, Oklahoma; and Pueblo, Colorado. Parts of this region -- stretching from Arizona to Kansas -- have developed extreme to exceptional drought and have ...
Earlier this week there were several large wildfires burning across parts of the southwest U.S. -- including large wildfires near Amarillo, Texas; Woodward, Oklahoma; and Pueblo, Colorado. Parts of this region -- stretching from Arizona to Kansas -- have developed extreme to exceptional drought and have ...
Large sections of the United States are all too familiar with drought and its devastating impact on both surface and groundwater. Over the past decade, Texas and California endured — and are still recovering from — record multiyear droughts that plunged lake levels, killed millions of trees, and cost billions ...
Large sections of the United States are all too familiar with drought and its devastating impact on both surface and groundwater. Over the past decade, Texas and California endured — and are still recovering from — record multiyear droughts that plunged lake levels, killed millions of trees, and cost billions ...
TAMPA — The Lightning so dominated the second period Saturday that the Devils had more penalties (five) than shots on goal (four), and yet Tampa Bay was unable to build on a 1-0 lead as they sought to clinch the opening-round series. Nowhere was there more potential frustration than the power play ...
TAMPA — The Lightning so dominated the second period Saturday that the Devils had more penalties (five) than shots on goal (four), and yet Tampa Bay was unable to build on a 1-0 lead as they sought to clinch the opening-round series. Nowhere was there more potential frustration than the power play ...
Nearly three years after his most recent victory, Zach Johnson has a chance to get back into the winner's circle at the Valero Texas Open. Johnson started the third round at TPC San Antonio with a share of the lead, and he maintained that position after closing out a 4-under 68 with a birdie on the final hole.

Nearly three years after his most recent victory, Zach Johnson has a chance to get back into the winner's circle at the Valero Texas Open. Johnson started the third round at TPC San Antonio with a share of the lead, and he maintained that position after closing out a 4-under 68 with a birdie on the final hole.
A disturbance that developed in the high Plains is bringing a mix of rain and snow to parts of Colorado, and heavy rain and strong storms to parts of the central and southern Plains on Saturday. The storms are also bringing beneficial rain to parts of the drought-stricken Southwest.
A disturbance that developed in the high Plains is bringing a mix of rain and snow to parts of Colorado, and heavy rain and strong storms to parts of the central and southern Plains on Saturday. The storms are also bringing beneficial rain to parts of the drought-stricken Southwest.
The Texas High Plains is under extreme drought and if current conditions continue, producers need to make important decisions for summer crops, said Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Amarillo. “The current U.S. Drought Monitor is reporting we are in a Stage 4 drought ...
The Texas High Plains is under extreme drought and if current conditions continue, producers need to make important decisions for summer crops, said Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Amarillo. “The current U.S. Drought Monitor is reporting we are in a Stage 4 drought ...
As weather watchers love to say, if you don't like the weather, just wait a bit. In February, Farm Futures reported on a sneaky drought that had quietly been building throughout the winter for 12 consecutive weeks to envelop more than two-thirds of the contiguous U.S.. But drought's hold on the U.S. is nothing ...
As weather watchers love to say, if you don't like the weather, just wait a bit. In February, Farm Futures reported on a sneaky drought that had quietly been building throughout the winter for 12 consecutive weeks to envelop more than two-thirds of the contiguous U.S.. But drought's hold on the U.S. is nothing ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Bell and Coryell counties as primary natural disaster areas because of drought. Farmers and ranchers in Bosque, Burnet, Falls, Hamilton, Lampasas, McLennan, Milam, and Williamson counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance, the USDA said.
The Landscape Lecture Series will continue in April with a guest speaker from Colorado State University. Allison Stoven O'Connor, a Colorado State University extension agent, will lead "The Hidden Value of Landscapes: Implications for Drought Planning" at 6 p.m. April 18 at the Family FunPlex, 1501 65th ...
The Drought Monitor Work Group, made up of members of the National Weather Service and state and federal agencies, determines the extent and severity of drought in the state. An updated drought map released Thursday shows that nearly 99 percent of New Mexico is in some stage of drought and more ...
Many Texas counties recently met qualifying drought ratings and may be eligible for LFP compensation for grazing losses for covered livestock on land that is in native or improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover or certain crops planted specifically for grazing. Qualifying drought ratings for this ...
Just as drought was among the “stressors” leading to famine and war during the Bronze Age, Dr. Cline said, today's droughts could amplify existing problems. “It's a perfect storm: You've got not just drought and famine but there's also earthquakes, there's also invaders, and that's what causes collapse,” he ...
Native plants always come up in conversation with individual customers, too, says Collins: “I've seen it ebb and flow and, cynically, droughts are the best time for us to get our message out.” It's hard to avoid the topic when visitors with parched lawns are standing amid the botanical garden's thriving variety.
Although drought conditions remain, portions of all four counties have received enough much-needed rain to alleviate the previously dire situation. The storms brought enough water to downgrade a portion of San Luis Obispo County from severe drought status to moderate drought status, according to a ...
A federal drought map released Thursday shows dry conditions intensifying across northern New Mexico and into southwestern Arizona. A large part of Weld County, particularly the southern half of the county, is affected by abnormally dry conditions. Every square mile of Nevada and Utah also are affected ...
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -. Due to the drought this year, water is going to be relied upon more heavily than it was in the past years. The irrigation season is approaching fast, and the Canadian Municipal Water Authority is making sure they planning ahead despite lake levels at Meredith still being above 70 ...
Here's a look at the Drought Monitor that was issued last Thursday. We'll get a new update on just how much this rain helped the drought situation on Thursday, April 5, but it's safe to say that most of the drought conditions will be erased, especially for the Metro and eastern counties. Because of lighter ...
With 70 percent of all residential water usage going to irrigate lawns, water districts are still encouraging homeowners to rip out sod and replace it with alternatives including drought-tolerant native landscaping and other material that doesn't guzzle water. Just two years ago, Metropolitan Water District spent ...
As cotton prices remain strong, overall cotton acres are expected to climb in 2018. The National Cotton Council (NCC) released its planting intentions survey earlier this year, indicating a 3.7 percent increase in cotton acres across the country. It's the southwest that could see the biggest jump, with NCC ...
KFYR-TV's Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lawrence says the recent snowfall we've received across the state could help relieve some of the drought, but a local rancher says the moisture from the snowfall won't fix everything. "We still need to have our timely rains in May and June. From the rancher crop ...
By most measures, portions of the American southwest in the Colorado River Basin are in their 18th year of drought. A handful of wet years dot the historical record in that stretch of time, but storms haven't brought enough moisture to fill reservoirs and replenish groundwater. It's the longest period of ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Drought is tightening its grip across a wide swath of the American Southwest as farmers, ranchers and water managers throughout the region brace for what's expected to be more warm and dry weather through the spring. A federal drought map released Thursday shows dry ...
Cape Town – It is impossible to speak about the budget for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture without mentioning the drought, Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde said on Tuesday. He described the drought as a once-in-400-years event. Announcing his proposed ...
Drought tolerant landscaping is one way residents are saving money on their water bill as the winter rains fall short. ... Even though there were some large moments for weather events in January and March that came with big downpours, the city says it remains in State Three drought conditions.
Glen Duggins, the owner of Five-Star Chile and a board member on the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, says rainwater and snow melt were collected during last season's wet winter, therefore there is enough water for farmers to irrigate despite the drought. However, if we have another winter like ...
Over the past few months, Argentina has been hit by what could be its worst drought in 30 years. The effects of the extreme dry spell has reduced Argentina's GDP by 0.5% compared with the previous year, where agriculture accounted for 7% of the country's GDP. Although this could have a large impact on ...
All of these regions have faced or continue to face severe droughts. This includes a decade-long drought in Australia. Yet, none of these regions has a Day Zero that shifts with the vagaries of the political winds. The third comparison is with Gauteng. In October 2016, the province was facing a serious ...
However, extended drought conditions still pose a threat to the wildflower population. “...more frequent, severe or prolonged future droughts could eventually exceed these native species' capacity to put more and more seeds into the seed bank for their long-term survival," LaForgia said. Still, some of the ...
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -. The current drought has already severely impacted wheat production in the Texas Panhandle, making it tough for farmers to anticipate a profitable year. "It's very troubling to look out across our landscape right now," said Chief Meteorologist Doppler Dave Oliver. "It's very ...
Pam Rogers with Price Nursery and Landscaping arranges a display of yellow pansies Monday. With the rains and snowfall, the area is no longer in drought. However, Rogers advices planting flowers like pansies until the threat of the last frost or freeze passes next month. LAURA GREENE | HPE.
It is no secret that the State of California was tasked with handling one of the worst droughts in California's recorded history. In 2015, a group of several irrigation districts and water agencies (Public Agencies) located in the Delta challenged how the State curtailed water users during the drought and, after ...
So while one cannot say the drought or floods are caused by climate change, both occurrences fit within climate scientists' predictions: that the western part of South Africa will probably get drier and warmer, while the eastern part is likely to have more intense rainfall patterns – the same amount of rain ...
Wheat farmers in the Southern Plains know the drought has dealt a tough blow. Until rains fell last week, most areas of Kansas, Oklahoma and eastern Colorado had gone months without measurable precipitation. And while showers have helped, the region is far below normal precipitation. Walsh ...


 

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