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dry spell

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 05:43:00 +0200palestinewater (en)

Drought. A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages its waters supply, whether atmospheric, or ground water . A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days. It can have a substantial impact on the and agriculture of the affected region.

Natural disasters affect 110 mln people in China in first three quarters

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:41:00 +0200china.org.cn (en)

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters affected about 110 million people in China in the first three quarters of 2019, with 766 killed , 103 missing and 4.96 million relocated, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management Thursday. Destroying houses and damaging crops, natural disasters caused direct economic losses of 306.

WE ARE not in the winning circle. But the country is inside the circle... with the highest risk of...

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 14:56:00 +0200sunstar (en)

WE ARE not in the winning circle. But the country is inside the circle... with the highest risk of experiencing multiple climate hazards out of anywhere in the world, followed by Japan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and China . Around and around, in worsening spiral, we experience rising sea level, increasing....

Before the flood

Sun, 29 Sep 2019 07:23:00 +0200tribune (en)

Rising sea levels, intensifying droughts and unprecedented increase in wildfires — all are clear indications of accelerated climate change. Climate scientists have long argued that human activities are unquestionably the main source of climate change. In the early 1900s, burning fossil fuels produced about 2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Before the flood

Sun, 29 Sep 2019 07:03:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Rising sea levels, intensifying droughts and unprecedented increase in wildfires — all are clear indications of accelerated climate change. Climate scientists have long argued that human activities are unquestionably the main source of climate change. In the early 1900s, burning fossil fuels produced about 2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Atmosphere, Vol. 10, Pages 542: Spatiotemporal Variations of Meteorological Droughts and the Assessments of Agricultural Drought Risk in a Typical Agricultural Province of China

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:37:00 +0200mdpi (en)

Drought is one of the most common natural disasters on a global scale and has a wide range of socioeconomic impacts. In this study, we analyzed the spatiotemporal variations of meteorological drought in a typical agricultural province of China (i.e., Shaanxi Province) based on the Standard Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI).

La crisis del agua en Chile: amenazas y acciones necesarias

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:06:00 +0200ipsnoticias (es)

SANTIAGO, 11 sep 2019 (IPS) - Desde excesos a insuficiencias, el agua presenta desafíos únicos en la Región Metropolitana (RM) de Chile, el centro de la vibrante capital donde reside casi la mitad de su población. Un informe reciente del Consejo para la Defensa de Recursos Naturales (NRDC, en....

Commentary: Droughts and dams are drying up the Mekong river

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 01:07:00 +0200channelnewsasia (en)

CANBERRA: It has been a bad year for the Mekong. An unusually long period of drought brought water levels to some of the lowest measurements in recent years. Advertisement. There are fears that the drought will have a particularly negative effect on the Tonle Sap River, connecting the Mekong to....

Trump mixes nuclear weapons and climate change

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:58:00 +0200bangordailynews (en)

We have no shortage of serious global issues to worry about, but nearly all of them are made more threatening by the ominous, double-edged backdrop against which they play themselves out: nuclear weapons and climate change. India and Pakistan are not the first two countries to maintain a long-standing territorial dispute.

Convención de ONU contra la Desertificación en segmento de alto nivel

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:12:00 +0200prensa-latina (es)

Nueva Delhi, 9 sep (Prensa Latina) El primer ministro de India, Narendra Modi, se dirigirá hoy al Segmento de Alto Nivel de la décimocuarta sesión de la Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención de la ONU de Lucha contra la Desertificación (COP-14). El encuentro, con sede en la localidad india de....

India’s climate score: high on vulnerability, low on resilience

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 21:52:00 +0200thehindu (en)

HSBC’s 2018 assessment of India being the country the most vulnerable to climate change is of great significance. However, against scientific warnings, carbon emissions continue to rise in China , the U.S. and India, three of the biggest emitters. Brazil, under its President Jair Bolsonaro, is....

'Drones to plant seeds in inaccessible areas can help combat land desertification'

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 17:04:00 +0200business-standard (en)

Innovations like drones to plant seeds in inaccessible areas can make a huge difference, an official of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) said on Wednesday. Addressing delegates from various countries at the 14th Conference of Parties (COP 14) to UNCCD at Greater Noida,....

Teens raise environmental concerns at UNCCD CoP 14

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 22:52:00 +0200business-standard (en)

Teenagers from several Delhi-based schools thronged the 14th Conference of Parties (CoP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) here on Tuesday, voicing their worries over depleting natural resources due to land degradation and climate change.

Javadekar opens COP on land desertification, says positive action can restore balance of nature

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 19:34:00 +0200business-standard (en)

Positive action can restore the balance of nature which has been disturbed by human activities, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday while kickstarting the 14th conference of parties on land desertification at Greater Noida. The 11-day conference is being held with delegates from 196 countries.

Mega UN summit to combat desertification kicks off at Greater Noida

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:42:00 +0200expressindia (en)

Around 196 countries and 94 environment ministers are taking part in the mega event, which is being hosted by India. (Representational Image) A UN convention to combat desertification kicked off on Monday at Greater Noida in which countries are expected to announce their targets for land restoration....

Mega UN summit to combat desertification kick off at Greater Noida

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:28:00 +0200business-standard (en)

A UN convention to combat desertification kicked off on Monday at Greater Noida in which countries are expected to announce their targets for land restoration and agree on measures to address emerging threats including sand and dust storms and droughts.

1:30 COP 14 buscará invertir el proceso de degradación de tierras

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 07:46:00 +0200prensa-latina (es)

2 de septiembre de 2019, 1:30 Nueva Delhi, 2 sep (Prensa Latina) Invertir el proceso de degradación de tierras en aras de los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible es meta de la Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención de ONU de Lucha contra la Desertificación, que comienza hoy aquí.

China: China steps up disaster control amid wetter flood season

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 06:28:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

BEIJING — Heavy floods have hit many parts of China since the start of the flood season due to severe rainfall this year, and preparations should be made for flood control in autumn, an official said on Aug 27. A total of 585 rivers in 25 provincial-level regions were struck by floods above the....

10:51 India acogerá Convención de la ONU sobre Desertificación y Sequía

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:53:00 +0200prensa-latina (es)

27 de agosto de 2019, 10:51 Nueva Delhi, 27 ago (Prensa Latina) India acogerá la Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención de las Naciones Unidas de lucha contra la desertificación, la degradación de tierras y la sequía (COP14), del 2 al 13 de septiembre, se anunció hoy aquí.

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