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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Insidious New Threat Could Lay Waste to the Prosperous Persian Gulf States

It appears that people living in the Persian Gulf states may be facing a threat far more sinister and realistic than sectarian violence or even nuclear war.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Climatologist sees intense drought punctuated by wet conditions as new normal

Stanford University climatologist Noah Diffenbaugh sees no contradiction in California, on the US West Coast, experiencing one of its wettest years on record right on the heels of a record-setting extended drought.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Devastating floods kill scores in Peru. Rains followed a period of severe drought

The death toll from heavy rains in Peru has risen to 67 people, with thousands more forced from their homes since the beginning of year.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Somalia drought: More than 100 die from hunger in one region

Somalia's Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Haire, says 110 people have died from hunger in a single region in the past 48 hours amid a severe drought.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bolivia declares national emergency amid drought

Bolivian President Evo Morales has declared a national emergency over a lack of water caused by a severe and prolonged drought.

Friday, November 04, 2016

California drought at lowest level in three years, report says

A rainier than normal October has erased drought conditions in the northern corner of California, and the state overall is in better shape than it has been in years, though forecasters warn a month of improvement won't correct five years of extreme drought in the state.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Greenhouse Gas Levels Breaking All Records

The World Meteorological Organization reports the level of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere has reached a record high this year, driven in part by the powerful El Nino event, which started in 2015 and continued well into 2016.

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.

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 17, 2016

Southern California wildfire forces evacuation of 80,000 people

A massive wildfire in Southern California has grown into a major problem, authorities said Wednesday, and has now triggered a state of emergency and forced evacuations of more than 80,000 people.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Thousands evacuated as wildfire in northern California grows

Thousands have been evacuated and 10 homes have been destroyed as the Clayton Fire in northern California expanded.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Grèce: des feux de forêt hors de contrôle

Deux feux de forêt ont échappé à tous contrôles samedi en raison de vents forts et de l'extrème sécheresse.

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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Caribbean to experience wetter, warmer season in 2016

The Caribbean region is predicated to experience in 2016 a rainy season that is wetter and warmer than usual, a regional meteorological outlook said Monday.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Severe drought forces Zimbabwe to offer its wild animals for sale

Drought-hit Zimbabwe has invited local farmers and private game rangers to buy wild animals as it destocks national game reserves to save fauna from starvation, the wildlife authority said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Deadly Heat Wave Is Sweeping Through India


A years-long drought in India is starting to take a toll on 330 million of the country’s residents as people suffer from water shortages and poor farmers are helpless to save their dying crops.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Natural disasters since 1900 ‘have cost $7 trillion’

Natural disasters have caused more than $7 trillion (6.2 trillion euros) in economic damage worldwide since 1900, with floods and storms accounting for nearly 60 percent of the total, researchers said April 18.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Canada's Vancouver city considers capturing rainwater as resource

The City of Vancouver in western Canada is looking into a plan to collect and treat rainwater and turn it to a resource, according to a report to the city council on Wednesday.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Hunger, power cuts in Zimbabwe, Zambia as lake level hits record low

Lake Kariba on the Zambezi river border between Zimbabwe and Zambia used to be dotted with hundreds of commercial fishing rigs, while local fishermen in small makeshift boats would catch enough bream for their livelihood.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Plane wreckage found in Argentina 50 years after crash

Half a century after crashing in southern Argentina, the wreckage of a twin-engine Piper Apache aircraft has been found with the bodies of the four people on board, Argentina's National News Agency DyN reported Thursday.

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