RedskyNews Category: Drought & Fires

Climate Change Threatens Health

Climate change poses an immediate and serious threat to global health and stability, as floods and droughts destroy people’s homes and food supplies and increase mass migration, experts warned Monday. In a statement issued at a meeting in London, they

Debt Ridden Farmers Commit Suicide

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Afghanistan Asks For Drought Aid

Afghanistan is appealing for $142m (£92m) to feed 2.6 million people this winter as it faces the worst drought for a decade. The agriculture minister described the situation as extremely serious, with 14 provinces – about half the country –

Tuvalu Declares Drought Emergency

The Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has declared a state of emergency because of a water shortage. With drought conditions and the breakdown of existing desalination plants, a state of emergency has been declared in the capital and also other

9 More Years Of Texas Drought

A devastating Texas drought that has browned city lawns and caused more than $5 billion in damages to the state’s farmers and ranchers could continue for another nine years, a state forecaster said on Thursday. “It is possible that we

Epic Scorching Drought Tests Texas

Massive droughts caused by wildfires in Texas have ravaged the environment, incited a tug of war for available water, and fundamentally changed the way of life for the state’s millions of residents. The onset of a Dust Bowl-like drought has

Texas June-August Hottest Ever

Texas – It’s been a year of superlatives for Texas: worst single-year drought, largest agricultural losses and most destructive wildfires — blazes that have damaged millions of acres and more than a thousand homes. Now, as if Texans didn’t know

Texas Wildfires Torch 1000 Homes

Dozens of wildfires raging in rain-starved Texas are now reported to have engulfed more than 1,000 homes. The biggest of the blazes – 16 miles (26km) wide – in rural Bastrop County, is burning out of control for a third

Wildfires Scorch Montana & Idaho

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — More than 42,000 lightning strikes were recorded across the Northern Rockies in a 36-hour period, sparking new wildfires in Montana and Idaho in addition to the dozens already burning across the region, fire officials said Tuesday.

“Drought Brides” Sold In Kenya

HABASWEIN, Kenya (TrustLaw) – “It’s done in the dark,” said Fatuma Ahmed, squatting inside her makeshift stick shelter. “Some people sell their daughters at a tender age so they can get food. It’s common but people are silent about it.”