Drought to Impact Altar Bread Prices

CNA reports: Manufacturers of altar bread are preparing to face rising costs of wheat flour as grain prices fluctuate in the wake of a severe drought that continues to plague the Midwest and Western Canada, although they expect to pass along only a minimal price increase to their customers. In Clyde, Mo., Benedictine Sister Rita Claire…

Springs in Judean Hills Drying Up

From Haaretz: Springs in the Judean Hills that were the basis for agriculture as far back as the Second Temple era are drying up due to successive drought years and have become polluted, according to a study carried out this year. The study, conducted this spring by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority under the…

Drought in Africa

Too terrible… One of the worst droughts in a century, compounded by high food prices and unremitting political strife, is spawning an immense humanitarian crisis on the Horn of Africa. Thousands of Somalis are fleeing their homeland each week; most of those who survive the brutal journey end up in refugee camps in neighboring Kenya.…

Seven Years of Drought in Israel

Via Bible Places.com: The rainy season in Israel is over and the results are not good.  This marks the seventh consecutive year of drought.  From the Jerusalem Post: This year, the North received much more water than the center and the south, reaching a bit more than 90 percent of Israel’s average rainfall, according to…