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We all smell the smoke, we all feel the heat. This environmental catastrophe is global | Alexis Wright

Fri, 17 May 2019 23:25:00 +0200guardian (en)

Bushfires rage out of control in Victoria in 2009. Photograph: A Coppel/Newspix / Rex Features. There were two thousand firefighters risking their lives in fighting this “catastrophe” that had so far burnt 100,000 hectares of land. Homes were destroyed.

On the Zimbabwe water crisis

Fri, 17 May 2019 14:40:00 +0200thezimbabwean (en)

The soil is the biggest carbon sink and reservoir of fresh water the earth has – far more than all the world’s rivers, dams and lakes put together. Desertification causes ineffective rainfall, which means most of the rain is either washed across the surface of the land, silting up our rivers and....

On the Zimbabwe water crisis

Fri, 17 May 2019 14:22:00 +0200zimbabwesituation (en)

Zimbabwe alone loses well over 27 TRILLION litres of water a year through ineffective rainfall. This is not just happening in Zimbabwe , it is happening globally. Desertification causes ineffective rainfall, which means most of the rain is either washed across the surface of the land, silting up our....

Speciale energia: Zimbabwe, Fortune Chasi nuovo ministro dell'Energia

Thu, 16 May 2019 14:14:00 +0200agenzianova (it)

Harare, 16 mag 14:00 - (Agenzia Nova) - Il presidente dello Zimbabwe , Emmerson Mnangagwa, ha nominato ieri Fortune Chasi come nuovo ministro per l'Energia e lo sviluppo energetico. La nomina, riferisce la stampa locale, giunge nell'ambito di una serie di nuove nomine che il capo dello Stato sta....

North Korea Suffers Worst Drought In Decades

Wed, 15 May 2019 17:54:00 +0200ibtimes (en)

The North Korean government announced Wednesday that it is facing its worst drought in 40 years as the United Nations (U.N.) expressed concerns of food shortages. North Korean state media broadcaster KCNA said that the average rain and snowfall level has fallen to its lowest level in 37 years. In the first five months of the year, an average of 2.

Zimbabwe: Fortune Chasi nuovo ministro dell'Energia

Wed, 15 May 2019 16:06:00 +0200agenzianova (it)

Harare, 15 mag 15:41 - (Agenzia Nova) - Il presidente dello Zimbabwe , Emmerson Mnangagwa, ha nominato oggi Fortune Chasi come nuovo ministro per l'Energia e lo sviluppo energetico. La nomina, riferisce la stampa locale, giunge nell'ambito di una serie di nuove nomine che il capo dello Stato sta....

Researchers collaborate with Basarwa to understand drought cycles

Mon, 13 May 2019 13:59:00 +0200sundaystandard (en)

Researchers will this June start working with First Nations in Botswana in to draw on their traditional Indigenous knowledge about climate science. This comes after the release of the Global Sustainability report which highlighted that Botswana’s climate in 2019 is likely to be disastrous and even surpass the 2015/2016 El Nino.

Según informe de ONG alemana: Honduras, entre 3 países “azotados” por desastres

Mon, 13 May 2019 13:15:00 +0200latribuna (es)

Según los informes, los países que encabezan el listado junto a Honduras, como los más afectados por fenómenos meteorológicos, son Puerto Rico, Haití en el Caribe y Myanmar en el sur de Asia. Además, a esa lista se suman Nicaragua, Filipinas, Bangladesh, Pakistán, Vietnam, Tailandia y República Dominicana.

5 Natural Disasters That Demand Quick Environmental Change

Sat, 11 May 2019 18:10:00 +0200interestingengineering (en)

Natural disasters are extreme they are basically sudden events that are caused due to changing environmental patterns. As the name explains they are a disaster that not only damages the properties but also affect the people, flora and fauna around. The worst part is that these disasters like....

Continue reading 'The power of the sky': How a Dallas journalist ended up chasing tornadoes in Nebraska

Thu, 09 May 2019 20:07:00 +0200dallasnews (en)

For The Dallas Morning News' weather reporter Jesus Jimenez, it was living in North Texas. The D-FW area, he said, is susceptible to all kinds of weather. "We get the snowstorms, the hail, the tornadoes, the flooding, the droughts, the 100-degree days," Jimenez said. "It's also possible that we get remnants of hurricanes.

Mezzo milione alla fame in Namibia per la siccità Avvenire

Wed, 08 May 2019 17:07:00 +0200msn-it (it)

© Fornito da Avvenire. Più di 500mila persone patiscono la fame e 60mila animali domestici sono morti in sei mesi: sono questi i drammatici risvolti della siccità che colpisce la Namibia , alle prese con un «disastro naturale» ormai ciclico dal 2013. Il presidente Hage Geingob ha decretato lo stato....

More than 500,000 people at risk in drought-hit Namibia

Wed, 08 May 2019 09:48:00 +0200EastAfrican (en)

A past photo of a dead animal. At least 60,000 domestic animals have died in the past six months in drought-stricken Namibia . PHOTO | AFP In Summary. The lack of rain has already left 500,000 people - one in five Namibians - without access to enough food, the government says. At least 60,000 domestic animals have died in the past six months.

Drought-hit Namibia 'faces natural disaster'

Tue, 07 May 2019 19:37:00 +0200clubofmozambique (en)

It is the second time in three years that a state of emergency has been declared because of drought. Namibia is facing a “natural disaster” because of poor rains, President Hage Geingob says. He has declared a state of emergency – the second in three years – over the situation, mobilising all government agencies to respond to the drought.

More than 500,000 at risk in drought-hit Namibia

Tue, 07 May 2019 16:24:00 +0200bbc (en)

Image copyright AFP Image caption Livestock and wild animals are also at risk from the drought. Namibia is facing a "natural disaster" because of poor rains, President Hage Geingob says. He has declared a state of emergency - the second in three years - over the situation, mobilising all government agencies to respond to the drought.

Over 500,000 at risk in drought-hit Namibia

Tue, 07 May 2019 15:47:00 +0200bbc (en)

Image copyright AFP Image caption Livestock and wild animals are also at risk of the adverse drought effects. Namibia is facing a "natural disaster" because of poor rains, President Hage Geingob says. He has declared a state of emergency - the second in three years - over the situation, mobilising all government agencies to respond to the drought.

Cyclone Fani | IMD director says India at a stage where it can save most lives

Sat, 04 May 2019 22:53:00 +0200financialexpress (en)

AMITABH SINHA: In recent years, states have been successful in minimising damage caused by cyclones. How has this been achieved? This is because response actions and preparatory precautions are now systematically implemented. The target of our team is to ensure there is no casualty.

Drought: A wide-angle picture

Wed, 01 May 2019 23:26:00 +0200phys (en)

Disastrous droughts are striking widespread areas of the world, from South Africa to American West. Benjamin Cook, a research scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, has written a primer on everything one needs to know about the subject.

Climate change has influenced global drought risk for ‘more than a century’

Wed, 01 May 2019 19:42:00 +0200carbonbrief (en)

The influence of human-caused climate change on global drought risk could extend back for more than a century, a study finds. By studying tree-ring records from across the world, researchers have, for the first time, traced the “fingerprint” of climate change on drought risk back to 1900 – a time....

World: Cred Crunch Newsletter, Issue No. 54 (April 2019) - Disasters 2018: Year in Review

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 21:34:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Brussels 2019 - In 2018, there were 315 climate-related and geophysical disaster events recorded in the EM-DAT (International Disaster Database) with 11,804 deaths, and over 68 million people affected across the world. Globally, Indonesia recorded nearly half the total deaths from disasters, while....

Storm-struck Mozambique must revamp climate preparations - former first lady

Sun, 28 Apr 2019 04:29:00 +0200reuters-af (en)

“Beira was left literally with no one single roof that was not affected,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “I was so traumatised that for a week I couldn’t make sense of myself.” On Thursday, Mozambique was slammed by another storm, which spun into its northern coast, near Pemba.

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