Showing posts with label drought. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drought. 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.

Friday, April 13, 2018

More frequent droughts mean fewer flowers for bees

ABEILLES POLLINATION
As the planet warms and droughts grow longer and more frequent, as predicted by climate scientists, bees are likely to find fewer flowers to get nectar.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Drought-hit Cape Town rejoices at rainfall

Drought-hit Cape Town
When the forecasts turned out to be true and rain fell from the skies, the residents of Cape Town in South Africa rejoiced, thanked God and stood outside to feel the water on their skin.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

60,000 North Korean Children May Starve as Sanctions Slow Aid: UNICEF

60,000 North Korean Children May Starve
An estimated 60,000 children face potential starvation in North Korea, where international sanctions are exacerbating the situation by slowing aid deliveries, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Extreme drought grips parts of South Africa

drought grips parts of South Africa
South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forces residents to join queues for emergency rations.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Global wine production down in 2017 due to severe drought conditions

severe drought conditions
An international winery organization said Tuesday that global wine production is expected to fall this year -- due largely to severe weather conditions that have hamstrung key regions of the industry.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Heavy Rain, Floods Lash Italy; at Least 5 Dead in Tuscany

Heavy Rain, Floods Lash Italy
Torrential rain in Italy has triggered flooding that killed at least five people in the Tuscan port town of Leghorn.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Spain burns at record rate under hot summer

Spanish countryside destroyed by wildfires
A dry spring and hot summer means that Spain is burning at an almost record rate during 2017, according to figures published by the Spanish ministry for agriculture, fisheries and the environment on Tuesday.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wildfires under control in France, but danger persists

tourists on the Cote d'Azur
Huge fires that forced mass evacuations of residents and tourists in southern France are "under control", although firefighters have warned new blazes are still starting.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Vatican fountains turned off in response to drought

Vatican
The Vatican is going to turn off its 100 fountains in response to a prolonged drought following Italy's third-driest spring in about 60 years.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

North Korea drought: Children at risk in 'worst crisis since 2001'

North Korea drought
North Korea is facing severe food shortages after being hit by its worst drought since 2001, a report from the United Nations says.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Middle East In For 10,000-Year Drought : Scientists

Geologists and climatologists analyzed the history of the Middle East and concluded that the drought will last for 10,000 years before rainfall increases significantly, Journal of Quaternary Science reports.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Iranian City Records One of the Hottest Temperatures in History, Nears 130 F

The Iranian city of Ahvaz shattered national regional temperatures records on Thursday when the heat rose to 128.7 degrees Fahrenheit, the hottest in Iran’s history. The temperature was also a record for June heat in the Asian mainland.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

North Korea severely affected by drought since April

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Wednesday a severe drought has been affecting the country, in particular the southwest coast provinces, for two months, while a nationwide campaign for preventing drought damage is being organized by government.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Over 900,000 Sri Lankans May Face Famine Due to Drought Followed by Floods

Drought and subsequent floods in Sri Lanka threaten the food security of around 900,000 people in Sri Lanka, a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), issued on Thursday, said.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ethiopia's emergency food aid to run out next month

Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people affected by drought at the end of this month, the UN has warned.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Chance of El Niño this year more than 50%

There is a 50-60 percent chance of an El Niño event forming in middle to late 2017, according to a new update Thursday released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

11 million people in urgent food need in drought-hit Northeast Africa: UN agencies

Some 11 million people are in urgent need of food assistance in drought-plagued Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, regional representatives of the UN Children's Agency (UNICEF) and the World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

California governor declares end to drought emergency

One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

South African Government Says El Nino Drought Likely in 2017

Drought conditions associated with an El Niño weather pattern are likely to reoccur in a few months time, the South African government said Thursday.

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