Showing posts with label agriculture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label agriculture. Show all posts

Thursday, May 24, 2018

State of emergency due to droughts in Argentina

State of emergency due to droughts in Argentina
Agribusiness has declared the agricultural emergency due to drought in Corrientes and Santiago del Estero.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Chilean villagers suffer water shortages because of Europeans’ love for avocado

avocado farming requires massive water use
Locals don’t benefit from avocado business in Chile; a peasant in Petorca doesn't have water to irrigate plants, raise animals; the river is dry and life is unbearable, Alexander Panez Pinto, Modatima, told RT.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Climate Change to Force 143 Million People to Migrate Internally: Report

Climate Change to Force 143 Million People to Migrate Internally
Climate change will push tens of millions of people to migrate within their countries by 2050, said a latest report by the World Bank Group.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Phosphorus Pollution Reaching Dangerous Levels Worldwide

Phosphorus Pollution
Human-made phosphorus pollution is reaching dangerously high levels in freshwater basins around the world, according to new research.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

29 killed, 22 missing after cyclone Ava hits Madagascar

cyclone Ava
Twenty nine people were killed by cyclone Ava that hit Madagascar from Friday to Sunday, the Madagascar government said Monday.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

China maintains blue alert for snowstorm

China maintains blue alert for snowstorm
China's national observatory maintained a blue snowstorm alert for Saturday and Sunday as heavy snow continues to hit the country's central regions.

Friday, December 15, 2017

EU reaches agreement against climate change

the EU forests absorb the equivalent of nearly 10 percent of the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions each year.
The European Parliament and the European Council on Thursday reached a provisional agreement on accounting of emissions from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF).

Saturday, December 09, 2017

California wildfires: Businesses face ruin as blaze rages

California wildfires
Much of California's avocado crop has been destroyed by wildfires that have ripped through the southern part of the state, industry experts say.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

China exports drought-resistant rice farming technique

drought-resistant rice
A China-developed drought-resistant rice breed and its farming method have been introduced to nine countries, mainly in southeast Asia and Africa, according to an agricultural academy in east China's Anhui Province.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

FAO to Help Iran in Revival of World's Largest Lake

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations voiced readiness to participate in Orumiyeh Lake Restoration Program.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Inondations en Chine: plus de 40 morts et disparus

Des pluies torrentielles ont provoqué d'énormes inondations dans le centre et le sud de la Chine, faisant plus de 40 morts ou disparus et provoquant l'évacuation de centaines de milliers de personnes, a indiqué lundi un média officiel.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Large floods may threaten central, southern China

China's flood control authority said on Tuesday that some central and southern provinces are likely to see large floods this year as downpours swell rivers.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bangladesh faces more landslide risks as death toll rises to 151

Bangladesh Army and Fire Brigade Rescuers Friday wrapped up search operations after two more bodies were recovered from debris of rain-triggered devastating landslides that struck the country's southeastern region Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Death toll in Sri Lanka flooding, mudslides tops 200

As waters recede in Sri Lanka, the country's disaster management agency said Wednesday the death toll from flooding and mudslides has topped more than 200.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

U.N. report estimates pesticides kill 200,000 people per year


Seeking to draft a global treaty banning the use of dangerous pesticides, a United Nations report presented Wednesday estimated 200,000 people globally die each year as a result of chronic exposure to agricultural chemicals.

Monday, February 27, 2017

‘5 atom bombs’: 3,000 local Israelis protest ammonia facility with potential to kill 600K people

Around 3,000 people gathered outside Haifa District Court on Sunday to demand the closure of an ammonia storage facility that is said to be potentially more deadly than five of the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Nock-Ten leaves 7 dead, 8 missing in the Philippines

Typhoon Nock-Ten abandoned the Philippines on Tuesday, leaving seven people dead and eight missing, affecting over 541,000, and causing millions of dollars worth of losses in agriculture and infrastructure.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

After Mass Bee Die Off Canada Considers Ban on Pesticides

Health Canada, a federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve health, released on Wednesday a draft risk-assessment for Imidacloprid for public comment.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

UN agency concerned about food security in North Korea

The World Food Programme (WFP) said that it is concerned about the food security of families affected by floods in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), especially with winter approaching, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

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