Overall Green alert Drought for New Zealand-2020
in New Zealand

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013857
Name: New Zealand-2020
Countries: New Zealand
Start Date: End of Nov 2019
Duration: 190 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 83032 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 383 | About casualties: 8 | Last hour: 0

World's grand old trees are dying leaving forests younger National Geo ... Fri, 29 May 2020 02:16:00 +0200.

© Photograph by Norbert Rosing, Nat Geo Image Collection. These oak trees in western Germany are approximately 1,000 years old. Old trees like these are dying at much faster rates than young trees, a new study finds. California’s giant sequ
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Global environmental changes leading to shorter, younger treesThu, 28 May 2020 23:45:00 +0200.

In a global study published in the May 29 issue of the journal Science , researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that rising temperatures and carbon dioxide have been altering the world
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Huracanes llegarán a un Caribe agotado y pobre tras COVID-19Thu, 28 May 2020 22:46:00 +0200.

En esta foto de archivo del 13 de septiembre de 2019, las gotas de lluvia cubren el protector de la ventana de un automóvil antes de la llegada de una nueva depresión tropical, que se convirtió en la tormenta tropical Humberto, después del
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Climate change is driving widespread forest death and creating shorter ... Thu, 28 May 2020 20:52:00 +0200.

In a new report published in Science magazine, researchers warn that climate change is accelerating the death of trees, stunting their growth and making forests across the world younger and shorter. Forests now not only have less capacity t
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