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

Monday, January 11, 2016

Heat wave claims 11 lives in S. Africa

Eleven people have died as a result of heat stroke in South Africa, authorities said on Sunday.

Friday, January 08, 2016

95 Homes Destroyed by Wildfire in Western Australia

Local officials reported on Friday that a wildfire in Western Australia has destroyed 95 homes after it ripped through a rural town just south of Perth overnight.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Firefighters battle over 130 wildfires in northern Spain

Amid unseasonably warm weather, firefighters battled over 130 wind-fueled wildfires in northern Spain Monday which officials suspect were deliberately set.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

US bee crisis 'could destabilise crop production'

The first US national study to map wild bees has found that the insect, which is essential for the production of about one-third of the world's crops, is facing major declines in the country's most important agricultural regions.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Adverse weather pushes global food prices up by 3.9 per cent in October, says UN agency

UN,  5 November 2015 – Weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies have led to price increase of major food commodities in October, said Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Climate change poses ‘major threat’ to food security, warns UN expert

Climate change poses severe and distinct threats to food security, and could subject an additional 600 million people to malnutrition by 2080, a United Nations human rights expert warned today.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Shell accused of lying over Nigeria oil spill clean-up

Shell has been accused of making false claims about the extent of its oil spill clean-up operations in Nigeria and urged to take more action to help worst-hit communities.

Monday, November 02, 2015

S. Africa facing the worst drought since 1960s (official)

South Africa has suffered in the past few months the worst drought since 1960s, Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Indonesia's forest fire kills 10 more people

Forest and agriculture fires in Indonesia killed 10 more people, bringing the total death toll to 17, a government spokesman said here Saturday.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

'Worst haze in a decade' blankets S. Thailand

 Dense haze produced by Indonesian forest fires has caused some of the worst pollution levels in southern Thailand for a decade, officials said Thursday, delaying flights in an area popular with tourists.

41 dead, 78 injured in Philippines due to typhoon Koppu

The Philippines' death toll from typhoon Koppu reached 41 while 78 others were reported injured in the northern part of the country, the state disaster management agency said Thursday.

Monday, October 05, 2015

El Niño Worsening Sub-Saharan Africa Food Crisis

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warns conditions are set to worsen for 60 million hungry people across sub-Saharan Africa as the El Niño weather phenomenon kicks in.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Central America faces major crop losses due to El Niño, warns UN agency

UN,  14 September 2015 – This year’s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have been severely reduced because of the dry weather associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ancient crops to be deposited in Norway’s Arctic seed vault for future generations (UN)

UN,  27 August 2015 – As a significant step towards preserving the world’s most important ancient crops for future generations, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency, together with scientists and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway, today witnessed a ceremony during which potato seeds were deposited to the “safety box” in Arctic seed vault.

Famine threatens Central America's drought-hit "dry corridor"

Severe and prolonged drought is threatening Central America's so-called dry corridor with critical food shortages for the second year in a row.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Damage caused by drought in Russia totals $112 mln

The damage caused by the drought in Russia totaled 7 bln rubles ($112 mln), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
He made this statement during a phone conference discussing the ongoing harvest work in the country.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Drought-hit North Korea seeks aid from ally Iran

 Drought-hit North Korea Tuesday asked for humanitarian aid from its historic ally Iran, Iranian state media reported.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

DPRK (North Korea) hit by worst drought in 100 years

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is suffering from the worst drought in a century, which has caused huge damage to its agricultural production, the country's official news agency KCNA has reported on Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Colombia, Norway gear up to tackle tropical deforestation

Colombian and Norwegian leaders on Tuesday urge world leaders to make tackling tropical deforestation a top priority in the lead-up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris late this year, the Office of the Norwegian Prime Minister said in a statement.

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