July 12th , 2011

Japan vows to continue whaling despite multiple problems

United Nations Describes Somalia as “Worst Humanitarian Disaster in the World”

U.N. officials say they are struggling to cope with the growing number of refugees in eastern Africa because of the severe drought in Somalia and neighboring countries. The United Nations says increasing numbers of malnourished young children are dying after trekking for weeks to receive emergency aid. António Guterres, the head of the U.N. refugee agency, has described the drought as the “worst humanitarian disaster in the world.”

Drought Spreading through the United States Rivals Dust Bowl Era

In other climate news, Texas and 13 other states stretching from Arizona to Florida continue to face one of the worst U.S. droughts on record. Some say the drought could rival the Dust Bowl Days. In Texas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently designated all 254 counties in the state natural disaster areas.

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