Drought pinched Louisiana’s crawfish harvest, but mudbug fans are weathering the shortage

[ad_1] BATON ROUGE, La. — In Jeff Pohlmann’s 39 years of selling crawfish in Louisiana he has never seen the industry face such an abysmal shortage of “mudbugs.” Driven by last summer’s drought, extreme heat, saltwater intrusion on the Mississippi River and a hard winter freeze, the nation’s top producer of crawfish harvested a fraction … Read more

Red Wings beat Sabres 4-1, ending 7-game losing streak to boost chance at a wild-card spot

[ad_1] DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings earned a desperately needed win in their quest to make the playoffs for the first time in eight years and pushed Buffalo a little lower in the standings, increasing the Sabres’ chances of extending the NHL’s longest active postseason drought. Patrick Kane scored a tiebreaking goal late in … Read more

Ethiopia’s Tigray region is now peaceful, but extreme hunger afflicts its children

[ad_1] NEBAR HADNET, Ethiopia — The cruel realities of war and drought seem to have merged for Tinseu Hiluf, a widow living in the arid depths of Ethiopia‘s Tigray region who is raising four children left behind by her sister’s recent death in childbirth. A two-year war between federal troops and regional forces killed one … Read more