drought impacts

kenyan pastoralists digging for water because of drought in 2017

As climate fight enters new phase, local responses are starved of funding

Life is getting tougher for Kenya’s pastoralists. Unpredictable crop seasons make it harder for women to feed their families, their cows are dying of thirst, and the poverty is pushing fathers to marry their off their daughters before they hit their teens.

more rice and corn crops are affected by el niño in mid-march 2019

Agricultural damage from El Niño rises to P1.33 billion

Rice takes the biggest hit with production loss of P814.4 million, while production loss for corn is at P512.3 million — (MANILA, Philippines) Agricultural damage caused by weak El Niño grew from P464.27 million on March 11 to P1.33 billion as of Tuesday, March 19, said the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Operations Center …

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the murray-darling basin authority will do more work on how climate change is affecting the river system

Murray-Darling authority promises to upgrade climate science after criticism

Scientists invited to collaborate on climate change following mass fish kills and royal commission findings — In the wake of mass fish kills in the Menindee Lakes in January and scorching criticism of its stewardship of the Murray-Darling Basin, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority has announced that it will upgrade its scientific work on climate change …

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fish are dying in their hundreds of thousands in the lower darling river

Michael McCormack makes first visit to Menindee since fish kill: ‘We’re all experts in hindsight’

Nationals leader, who had earlier blamed mass deaths on lack of rain, defends irrigators and plays down climate change — The Nationals leader Michael McCormack has made his first visit to Menindee since the ecological disaster which led to the death of up to a million fish, claiming “we’re all experts in hindsight”. The deputy …

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cracked soil in sarigua park, panama

Climate change’s impact on soil moisture could push land past ‘tipping point’

The impact of climate change on soil moisture could push the land past a “tipping point” – turning it from a net carbon “sink” to a source of CO2, a study finds — The research, published in Nature, shows that levels of soil moisture – which are impacted by rising temperatures and extreme events such …

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children collecting firewood

3 million Afghans in ‘urgent’ need of food – UN

A dry spell mainly across northern and western Afghanistan has devastated crops, livestock and water supplies, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes — (KABUL, Afghanistan) At least 3 million Afghans are in “urgent” need of food and could face famine if they do not get help, the United Nations warned Monday, October …

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