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April 14, 2021: Rita Billingsley works with Catholic Relief Services as the country director for Lesotho, a southern African country struggling from drought produced by El Nino. Billingsley spoke with CBS News' Debora Patta about how different a major drought is in Lesotho compared to the U.S.
April 14, 2021: Americans may associate El Nino with heavy rains. But in Southern and Eastern Africa, it's the cause of a terrible drought. The U.N. says millions of children are at risk of starving to death. Debora Patta reports from one of the nations suffering the most.
April 13, 2021: Faced with climate change, farmers in Jammu and Kashmir are switching from maize to essential oilsIt’s late June and the field is glowing with fragrant purple as the women in their flowing shalwar kameez arrive with scythes to harvest the lavender. In the 30-odd villages on the hilly slopes of Jammu’s Doda distr...
April 12, 2021: The stage is set for an escalation of extreme dry conditions, with widespread water restrictions expected and yet another dangerous fire season ahead.
April 12, 2021: While much of the country is dealing with rain and snow, California's drought drags on. A new study shows how the state's iconic trees are suffering from the dry conditions. Ben Tracy explains.
April 12, 2021: While parts of the nation struggle with flood-producing rain and drought conditions in the West have eased, California is still dry. The entire state remains in some form of drought. Ben Tracy reports on how researchers at the Carnegie Airborne Observatory are using cutting-edge technology to put a number on what dr...
April 12, 2021: Once vengefully drained by Saddam Hussein, the wetlands in southeastern Iraq have since been partially restored. Now the region and its isolated settlements face a new set of challenges.
April 10, 2021: California is cracking down on areas like Beverly Hills, which the state water regulator says isn't pulling its weight during the state's drought. Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold said that he didn't want to shame the city's millionaires into conserving water. Carter Evans reports.
April 10, 2021: The drought, which led to the most extreme wildfire season on record in California and Colorado last year, is now worse.
April 9, 2021: Taiwan is suffering from its worst drought in decades, but one man has found a silver lining.
April 8, 2021: Meteorologists are predicting one of the most powerful El Nino patterns ever. It will bring more rain to the West Coast, but will it be enough to ease the drought? CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports.
April 8, 2021: The island is going to great lengths to keep water flowing to its all-important semiconductor industry, including shutting off irrigation to legions of rice growers.
April 7, 2021: Recent liver surgery has revealed that former President Jimmy Carter has cancer that has spread; and FAA chief Michael Huerta says his agency is concerned with the growing number of drones.
April 7, 2021: Tens of thousands of plastic balls were dumped intentionally into the biggest reservoir in Los Angeles to combat California’s drought. The balls that poured in were the last of 96 million balls, completing an evaporation barrier on the reservoir. John Blackstone reports on how they could help the state bounce back...
April 7, 2021: Forecasters warn that storms of monster proportions could hit the West Coast. It could bring once-in-a-generation storms to the area this winter. John Blackstone reports on the impact this system could have on California's four-year drought.
April 7, 2021: A new study says the drought will cost California more than .7 billion this year. CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports how farmers are paying the biggest price.
April 6, 2021: It’s been just four years since the state’s last drought emergency and battles are beginning over how scarce supplies are rationedCalifornia is at the edge of another protracted drought, just a few years after one of the worst dry spells in state history left poor and rural communities without well water, trigge...
April 6, 2021: From Montana to California, at least 20 large wildfires are burning in the West. CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports on the struggle to contain them.
April 6, 2021: More than 4,000 firefighters are on the front lines battling fast-moving wildfires on the West Coast. There are six blazes in Northern California alone including the Willow Fire. John Blackstone reports from Bass Lake, California, on the efforts to contain the flames.
April 6, 2021: Catalina Island off of California's southern coast is struggling to stay hydrated during a historic drought, even though it's surrounded by water. CBS News Chelsea Edwards reports.
April 6, 2021: The drought emergency in the west stretches beyond California. The water level in Nevada's Lake Mead is at a record low of about 37 percent. John Blackstone reports on how the nation's largest man-made reservoir is now bursting with surprises for history buffs.
April 6, 2021: A historic drought in the western U.S. has severely depleted the water in Lake Mead, uncovering clues to the region's past. CBS News correspondent John Blackstone takes a look under the lake.
April 5, 2021: Stanford women’s basketball ended a 29-year national championship on Sunday, defeating Arizona 55-54.
April 5, 2021: California residents are now dealing with a new side effort of the record drought: worsening air quality. John Blackstone explains dust in the air and smoke from wildfires are creating a dangerous mix.
April 5, 2021: As summer begins in a state ravaged by drought, some consider golf courses in California a drain on scarce water supplies. Ben Tracy hit the links to show how those who run the fairways are faring.