From the US to Australia, many cities and towns are experiencing more severe droughts in recent years. Although there is aid to help people in the short term, experts and policymakers are pushing for a long-term drought policy for farmers.
Starbucks is joining the growing number of coffee brands hiking up prices due to a worldwide coffee shortage. The coffee supply has been tight this year due to drought and disease, so when will consumers see relief in prices?
Traditional desalination has meant turning seawater into drinking water. But new technologies not only improve desalination but open up ways to use agricultural water and industrial effluent too.
World Water Day is celebrated Saturday, March 22, and agriculture innovators in many countries are finding ways to use water more efficiently. Eaters and consumers can do their part to save water through the food choices they make each day, long after World Water Day.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual Spring Outlook report Thursday. Both flooding and drought are on the menu. Who needs to worry?