The driest season: Global drought causes major worries

Story highlights

  • Ukraine to Yellowstone, in Pakistan and Kazakhstan, the earth is parched
  • Drought in the Black Sea region has led to decrease in wheat, raised export prices
  • Late monsoon season in India and Pakistan has put plants at risk
Hurricane Isaac may have inundated the parishes of Louisiana, but for thousands of American farmers, it was a blessing, a reprieve from the most torrid summer on