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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 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: 195 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 83032 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 432 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 0

In a Summer Extreme of Weather, Climate Costs Remain MysteriousWed, 17 Jun 2020 15:52:00 +0200.

(Bloomberg) -- How much does climate change actually cost? It’s one of the more important questions, and also one of the more difficult ones. The reason often hinges on one word: attribution. It’s one thing for science to conclude that glob
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Día Mundial Lucha contra Desertificación y la SequíaWed, 17 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0200.

Con el propósito de lograr una nueva ola de transformaciones en el país, la Fuerza del Pueblo ha establecido siete pilares, entre los cuales figura la necesidad de proteger el medio ambiente y los recursos naturales. Paíno Abreu, titular de
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MRC chief says extreme weather ‘Ominous’ for Mekong regionWed, 17 Jun 2020 05:34:00 +0200.

The head of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) says extreme weather is among pressing issues that are “highly critical and urgent” for the region. In a foreword to the MRC’s annual report released Tuesday, chief executive Dr. An Pich Hatda r
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Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: ReportWed, 17 Jun 2020 04:58:00 +0200.

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong regio
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