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California Faces Water Rationing, Governor Proclaims Drought Emergency

Article: California Faces Water Rationing, Governor Proclaims Drought Emergency

SACRAMENTO, California, February 27, 2009 (ENS) – Parched California is a step closer to mandatory water rationing today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency and ordered all government agencies to implement the state’s emergency plan and provide help for people, communities and businesses impacted by the third consecutive year of drought. “This…

Zimbabwe Water in Short Supply Despite Rain

Article: Zimbabwe Water in Short Supply Despite Rain

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, February 12, 2008 (ENS) – A young woman stoops by the roadside in one of Bulawayo’s poor, high density townships where a huge water-filled crater extends into the road. The sight of this woman scooping water into a pail highlights the plight of many in this city of more two million, where mains…