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

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.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Egypt limits area for rice cultivation in 2017 to preserve water

Egypt will decrease land area used for rice production in the 2017 season with a decrease of 34.6 percent, according to a decree issued by the Ministry of Irrigation and published in the Official Gazette on Sunday.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Climate change could push 122 mn into extreme poverty, UN report says

Climate change could sink up to 122 million more people into extreme poverty by 2030, mostly in South Asia and Africa, where small farmers will see their output plummet, the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) warned Monday.

Monday, September 12, 2016

133 killed, 395 missing, 107K displaced in N. Korean flooding – UN

Severe flooding in North Korea has led to the deaths of 133 people, with 395 reported missing, according to the UN. More than 100,000 have been forced to flee their homes.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

African nations appeal for funding for drought mitigation

A week-long drought conference ended Friday in Namibia's capital Windhoek, with a call for international help for funding as 200 million people in Africa are food insecure.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Bee decline warning for farmers, consumers: New Zealand study

New Zealand's pillar agriculture industry stands to lose up to 728 million NZ dollars (523.36 million US dollars) a year if the local honeybee population continues to fall, researchers said Wednesday.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

14 dead, 72 missing in north China's heavy downpour

Torrential rain in north China's Hebei Province since Wednesday morning has left 14 dead and 72 others missing, according to the provincial civil affairs bureau on Thursday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Repairs begin on dike in rain-battered central China

Construction has begun to repair a dike that breached Sunday in central China's Hubei Province and will be completed in five days, rescuers said.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

UN highlights risk reduction, mitigation to combat El Niño’s impact in Central America’s Dry Corridor

The international community must take urgent action to help build resilience, food security, and restore livelihoods in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which are impacted by drought and other extreme-weather effects of the El Niño phenomenon, senior United Nations officials today said.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lightning, thunderstorms kill 23 in north India

At least 23 people were killed in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh due to thunderstorms and lightning, officials said Wednesday.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Heatwave continues to sweep across South Asia

A heatwave has been sweeping across South Asia for several weeks, with temperatures remaining at least five degrees Celsius above the seasonal norm. In some areas temperatures have reached nearly 50C.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Al menos nueve muertos y 93.000 afectados por lluvias en noreste de India

Al menos nueve personas murieron y cerca de 93.000 se han visto afectadas por las fuertes lluvias caídas en los últimos días en el estado de Assam, en el noreste de la India, informó hoy la Autoridad de Gestión de Desastres regional (Asdma, en inglés).

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