Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 93 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1049542 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Rare waterbirds on the move in search of drought refuge
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 21:45:00 +0100.

Rare waterbirds appear to be increasingly moving into South Australia to escape dry conditions in northern areas of the country, according to wildlife experts. Six Australian Little Bitterns were recorded at Bool Lagoon in the state's south
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Rare waterbirds on the move in search of drought refuge
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 21:28:00 +0100.

Rare waterbirds appear to be increasingly moving into South Australia to escape dry conditions in northern areas of the country, according to wildlife experts. Six Australian Little Bitterns were recorded at Bool Lagoon in the state's south
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Previsioni Meteo, tutta la verità sull’ondata di freddo e neve del 23- ...
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:03:00 +0100.

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Challenges for environmental security: climate change
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:51:00 +0100.

VietNamNet Bridge - Challenges to environmental security not only threaten human life and food security, but also national security and human survival. Vietnam suffers heavily from climate change. Natural disasters The Global Climate Risk I
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