Does the rain in La Niña mean boom or bust for Australian farmers?

After several years of punishing drought in some areas, many farmers in the eastern part of Australia are hoping that the recently declared La Niña event will bring them good rains. But will it? La Niña has disappointed farmers before – and will do so again – due to the variation in where and how … Read more

Christmas tree prices are higher this year due to drought, high gas prices, shortage of workers

VALENCIA, California (KABC) – The average price of a natural Christmas tree has risen markedly due to lower inventory this year, and the owner of a Santa Clarita tree farm says several other factors have contributed to the cost increase. Frosty’s Forest in Valencia has been around for almost 50 years. “It’s just been a … Read more

Christmas tree prices are higher this year due to drought, high gas prices, shortage of workers

VALENCIA, California (KABC) – The average price of a natural Christmas tree has risen markedly due to lower inventory this year, and the owner of a Santa Clarita tree farm says several other factors have contributed to the cost increase. Frosty’s Forest in Valencia has been around for almost 50 years. “It’s just been a … Read more

Cattle farmers in Queensland rejoice amid a deluge of wet weather with rainy prospects into December

Queensland’s large wetlands are expected to remain until December, and while welcome for cattle farmers, others in low-lying areas of central Queensland fled their homes overnight during floods. The Bureau of Metrology’s (BOM) seven-day forecast shows no dry days ahead for Queensland. The rain will peak in the southeast today as a trough over the … Read more

‘Slap on the wrist’: Farmers shake when Whitehaven Coal fines $ 200,000 for illegally taking water

Farmers in northwestern New South Wales say they are outraged by a fine given to a coal company for illegally taking water, saying it is equivalent to a “slap on the wrist”. Key points: Whitehaven Coal is fined $ 200,000 for illegally taking water A judge says the company has shown remorse Farmers say the … Read more

‘Slap on the wrist’: Farmers shake when Whitehaven Coal fines $ 200,000 for water theft during drought

Farmers in northwestern New South Wales say they are outraged by a fine given to a coal company for water theft, saying it amounts to just a “pat on the wrist”. Key points: Whitehaven Coal is fined $ 200,000 for illegally taking water A judge says the company has shown remorse Farmers say the company’s … Read more

Flood fires: How extreme weather has played out in BC in 2021

Catastrophic and extreme weather events have wreaked havoc in British Columbia this year. Within about four months, the province has gone from experiencing a record-breaking heat wave with violent wildfires to severe floods, which have forced mass evacuations. Read more: ‘A parade of storms’: What’s behind all the rain showers on the ‘wet coast’ this … Read more

Flood fires: How extreme weather has played out in BC in 2021

Catastrophic and extreme weather events have wreaked havoc in British Columbia this year. Within about four months, the province has gone from experiencing a record-breaking heat wave with violent wildfires to severe floods, which have forced mass evacuations. Read more: ‘A parade of storms’: What’s behind all the rain showers on the ‘wet coast’ this … Read more

Some residents withdraw from water consumption with drought declared – CBS Los Angeles

Some residents withdraw from water consumption with declared drought distressCBS Los Angeles 19 million people are suffering from drought in Southern CaliforniaNBC News The Southern California water supplier declares drought distress and calls for conservationKABC-TV Metropolitan Water District of Southern California GM and CEO discuss drought crisisCBS Los Angeles .