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Drought in Italy: Fines announced for wasting water

'Only use water for real necessity, such as for hygiene or food reasons,' one Italian mayor says.

Fines announced for wasting water

A forecast of rain? 'Pray to alleviate the drought'

Despite wintry forecast, members of Belz hasidic court call on community to pray for rain.

A forecast of rain? 'Pray to alleviate the drought'

Drought expected for sixth year in a row

Water Authority chairman warns of economic, ecological effects of continuing drought. 'Climate crisis already here.'

Drought expected for sixth year in a row

Finance Minister announces drought in Negev

Finance Minister approves recommendation to compensate farmers for loss of produce caused by drought.

Finance Minister announces drought in Negev

Iranian general: Israel stealing Iran's clouds

Iranian Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali accuses Israel of manipulating the weather to cause Iran's drought crisis.

Iranian general: Israel stealing Iran's clouds

Israel approves $30 million plan to counter 5-year drought

Plan would include pumping of desalinated water into Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) to replenish Israel's reservoir.

Israel approves $30 million plan to counter 5-year drought

'Stop public prayers for rain'

Chief Rabbi of Israel orders special prayer for rain be stopped in public prayers, following recent precipitation.

'Stop public prayers for rain'

Water Authority to farmers: We have no water left for you

Water Authority welcomes approaching rainstorm but notes December was particularly bleak after four consecutive drought years.

Water Authority to farmers: We have no water left for you

'We're praying for rain instead of building the Holy Temple'

Temple Institute head Rabbi Yisrael Ariel quotes Haggai the Prophet, says solution to drought is to build Holy Temple.

'We're praying for rain instead of building the Holy Temple'

Watch: Thousands pray for rain at Western Wall

Minister Uri Ariel calls for mass prayer held at Western Wall for end to severe multi-year drought.

Watch: Thousands pray for rain at Western Wallplayer

Leading haredi rabbi calls for fasting over drought

Leading haredi rabbi calls for public fast day over lack of rainfall in Israel. 'The Holy One is angry at us.'

Leading haredi rabbi calls for fasting over drought

'If next winter is arid, we're going to have a huge problem'

Water Authority warns continued drought may render Kinneret undrinkable, destroy ecosystem.

'If next winter is arid, we're going to have a huge problem'

Israeli company that makes water from air launches pilot program

Water-Gen, which captures humidity from the air, launches pilot program to help Florida deal with severe drought.

Israeli company that makes water from air launches pilot program

'We need to save the Kinneret'

Water Authority warns about unprecedented water shortage in Israel's primary reservoir. 'Since 1920 we've never seen anything like this.'

'We need to save the Kinneret'

Worst winter in a decade nears end

The Water Authority says this winter marks fourth year in a row of below-average rainfall.

Worst winter in a decade nears end

Arab water theft leaves Jewish towns high and dry

Mekorot water company says bulk of water shortages in Judea and Samaria towns due to Palestinian Authority's illegal water connections.

Arab water theft leaves Jewish towns high and dry

February heat wave exacerbates drought in Israel

Three years of hotter-than-usual Februarys in a row, coupled with an ongoing drought have hit Israel's water supply.

February heat wave exacerbates drought in Israel

Israel faces third year of drought

Israel Water Authority declares third year of drought as Kinneret fails to make substantial rise, and Dead Sea continues to shrink.

Israel faces third year of drought, Kinneret rises only 22 cm

Drought Declared in the Negev

Farmers to receive compensation for poor crop yield; sections in the North also affected.

Drought Declared in the Negev; Farmers to Receive Compensation

Continental US Facing Worst Drought in Decades

The US is facing its worst drought in half a century, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Continental US Facing Worst Drought in Decades

Ahmadinejad Accuses West of Destroying Rain Clouds

Iranian President Ahmadinejad has accused the West of destroying his country’s rain clouds in an effort to bring about a drought.

Ahmadinejad Accuses the West of Destroying Iran's Rain Clouds

JNF Reservoirs Helped Israel Through Drought

Arutz Sheva visits the JNF’s booth at the Cleantech exhibition, learns how JNF helped enrich Israel with 260 million cubic meters of water.

JNF Reservoirs Helped Israel Through Droughtplayer

White Weekend Opens Mt. Hermon to Skiers

A weekend of winter white allowed Mt. Hermon to open Sunday for skiing with a meter of snow cover on lower slopes and 1.5 meters higher up.

White Weekend Opens Mt. Hermon to Skiers

Israel Faces Official Drought, Year 8

Israel is being hit with another official drought for the eighth year in a row, according to the country's Water Authority.

Israel Faces Official Drought for Year 8

November Rains Reduce Drop in Kinneret

Early winter rains appear to have stemmed the drop in the water level of Lake Kinneret -- but Israel still needs much, much more.

November Rains Reduce Drop in Lake Kinneret Water Level

Clinton Advocates for "Feed the Future"

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeals for continued support of the "Feed the Future" program which fights the drought in Africa.

Clinton Advocates for "Feed the Future"

Dry Winter for the Kinneret

Despite recent local rainshowers, the Kinneret, a major water source, remains dangerously low.

Despite Rain, a Dry Winter for the Kinneret

Thousands Beseech G-d for Rain

Jews gathered near the site of their forefathers' Temples to ask G-d to provide rain for the parched Land of Israel.

Thousands Beseech G-d for Rain at Kotelplayer

Driest November Since '62

The sore lack of rain this winter has united the religious and secular publics in public prayers for water.

Driest November Since '62 Unites Secular & Religious in Prayer

Prayers for Rain at Kotel Monday

Chief Rabbis Metzger and Amar will take part in Kotel prayer at 3:30 PM. They have declared a fast day as well.

Secular Farmers to Join Mass Prayers for Rain at Kotel Monday

Tomato Prices Skyrocket

Sky-rocketing tomato prices lead Agriculture Ministry to consider importing from Turkey. At least one charity group is giving tomatoes to the poor.

Heat Wave Sends Tomato Prices Soaring

Syria Drought: 800,000 Refugees

A four year drought in northeastern Syria has driven hundreds of thousands of farmers into refugee camps.

800,000 Refugees in Syria Drought