El Niño Strikes Ethiopia

Ethiopia is suffering its worst drought in more than a decade, a condition exacerbated by El Niño, the water-warming phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean that has affected weather patterns and reduced rainfall levels across a large chunk of Africa, hitting Ethiopia particularly hard. More than 80 percent of […]

City bracing for El Niño winter rains

Sandbags, hotlines, clearing drainage channels among efforts By David Garrick | 4:23 p.m. Oct. 13, 2015 | Updated, 10:40 a.m. | Oct. 14, 2015 SAN DIEGO — From extra sandbags at all fire stations to more aggressive clearing of clogged drainage channels, San Diego city officials are gearing up […]