drought

A dead elephant lays in the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, on Sundnay, Nov. 10, 2019.
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November 12, 2019 - 10:14 am
More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe's parks agency said on Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion.
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October 21, 2019 - 11:04 am
At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water. Read more here.
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In this photo released Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by the National Park Service, is a damaged bear box after the recent heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park, Calif.
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March 14, 2019 - 5:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday. More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona.
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December 09, 2018 - 6:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018. They'...
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Flames consume a home as the River Fire tears though Lakeport, Calif., on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
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August 02, 2018 - 11:08 am
By Janie Har and Brian Skoloff, Associated Press UPPER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Just a month into the budget year, California has already spent more than one-quarter of its annual fire budget, at least $125 million, state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Mohler said Wednesday...
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416 Fire, right, and the Burro Fire, left, northwest of Durango, Colo.
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June 12, 2018 - 11:40 am
By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Extreme fire danger prompted officials to shut down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S...
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