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5-year drought raises questions over Israel’s water strategy

KFAR YUVAL, Israel (AP) — For years, public service announcements warned Israelis to save water: Take shorter showers. Plant resilient gardens. Conserve. Then Israel invested heavily in desalination technology and professed to have solved the problem by tapping into the abundant waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The once ubiquitous conservation …

Amid nationwide drought, Rome seeks ways to avoid rationing

A view of the shore of Lake Bracciano, about 35 kilometers northwest of Rome, Thursday, July 27, 2017. ROME (AP) — Rome and its water company are working hard to avoid rationing during a nationwide drought, Italy’s environment minister said Thursday. Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this …

Weather forecast: La Nina is here, may last through winter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — La Nina has arrived and could hang around through winter, government weather forecasters said Thursday. La Nina, the flip side of El Nino, is the periodic cooling of the central Pacific Ocean that affects weather patterns around the globe. Predictions called for fleeting La Nina conditions …